Chapter 12. Postharvest Technology of Fruits and Vegetables

  1. A. K. Thompson

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751060.ch12

Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage

Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage

How to Cite

Thompson, A. K. (ed) (2003) Postharvest Technology of Fruits and Vegetables, in Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470751060.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106191

Online ISBN: 9780470751060

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • postharvest technology of fruits and vegetables;
  • acerolas;
  • harvesting;
  • cold storage;
  • ripening

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Acerolas

  • Ackee, akee

  • African breadfruit

  • Amelanchier

  • Amaranth

  • American grapes

  • Anise, anis

  • Añus, cubios

  • Apples

  • Apricot

  • Arracacha, Peruvian parsnip

  • Arrowroot

  • Asian pears, Japanese pears, nashi

  • Asian spinach

  • Asparagus

  • Atemoyas

  • Aubergines, egg plants

  • Avocados, alligator pear, midshipmen's butter

  • Babacos

  • Bamboo shoots

  • Banana passionfruit

  • Bananas

  • Barbados cherries, West Indian cherries

  • Beefsteak fungus

  • Beetroots, red beet

  • Belle apples, Jamaican honeysuckle, water lemons

  • Biriba, wild soursop

  • Bitter gourd, pepino, kerela, bitter cucumber, balsam pear

  • Bitter yam, cluster yam

  • Blackberries, brambles

  • Blackcurrants

  • Black radish

  • Black sapotes

  • Blueberries, bilberries, whortleberries

  • Blewit, field blewit

  • Bottle gourds, white flowered gourds

  • Boysenberries

  • Breadfruits

  • Broad beans, horse beans, Windsor beans

  • Broccoli, calabrese

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Cabbages

  • Caimetos, star apples

  • Calamondnis, Philippine limes

  • Canistel, egg fruit

  • Cape gooseberries, physalis, Peruvian cherry

  • Capsicums, sweet peppers, bell peppers

  • Carambola, star fruit

  • Carrots

  • Cashew apples

  • Cassava, monioc, tapioca, yuca

  • Cauliflower

  • Cauliflower fungus

  • Celeriac, turnip rooted celery

  • Celery

  • Cep, penny bun boletus

  • Chanterelles

  • Chard, spinach beet

  • Chayotes, christophines, chocho

  • Cherimoyas

  • Cherries, sweet cherries

  • Chervil

  • Chicory, whitloof, radicchio

  • Chilles, hot peppers, peppers, cherry peppers, bird chillies

  • Chinese artichokes

  • Chinese bayberries

  • Chinese cabbage

  • Chinese chives

  • Chinese kale, kale

  • Chinese pears

  • Chinese radishes, Japanese radishes

  • Chinese water chestnut, biqi

  • Chinese yams

  • Chives

  • Citron

  • Clementines

  • Cloudberries, baked–appled berries

  • Coconuts, waternuts, jelly coconuts

  • Collards, kale

  • Coriander

  • Courgettes, summer squash, zucchini, baby marrow

  • Cranberries

  • Cress, watercress

  • Cucumber

  • Custard apples, bullock's heart

  • Damsons

  • Dates

  • Dewberries

  • Dill

  • Durians

  • Easy peeling citrus fruits

  • Elderberries

  • Elephant foot yam, elephant yam, suran

  • Emblic, Indian gooseberries

  • Endives, escaroles, frisee

  • Enoki–take mushrooms, winter mushroom, velvet shank

  • Fairy ring toadstool

  • Feijoas, pineapples guava

  • Fennel

  • Field mushroom

  • Fig leaf gourds, malibar gourds

  • Figs

  • Gages, green gages

  • Garlic

  • Genips, Spanish limes

  • Giant taro

  • Ginger

  • Globe artichokes

  • Golden apple, otaheite apple

  • Gooseberries

  • Governor's plum

  • Granadillas, giant granadillas

  • Granadillos, sweet granadillas

  • Grapes

  • Grapefruits

  • Greater yam, Lisbon yam, white yam, water yam, Asiatic yam

  • Green beans, kidney beans, snap beans, common beans

  • Guavas

  • Hawthorne

  • Hog plum, yellow mombin

  • Horn of plenty

  • Horse mushroom

  • Horseradish

  • Huckleberries

  • Hyssop

  • Intoxicating yam, Asiatic bitter yam

  • Jaboticaba

  • Jackfruit, jaca

  • Jerusalem artichoke

  • Jew's ear

  • Jujube, Chinese jujube

  • Jujube, Indian jujube, ber

  • Kale

  • Kiwanos, horned melons, melano

  • Kiwifruits, Chinese gooseberries, yang tao

  • Kohlrabi, turnip rooted cabbage

  • Kumquats

  • Langsat, lanzon, duku

  • Leeks

  • Lemons

  • Lemon balm

  • Lesser yam, Asiatic yam, lesser Asiatic yam

  • Lettuces

  • Lima beans, butter beans, Burma beans

  • Limes

  • Limequats

  • Litchi, lychee

  • Loganberries

  • Longan

  • Longkong, longong

  • Loquats, Japanese medlars

  • Lotus roots

  • Lovi lovi

  • Maitake

  • Malay apple, pomerac, jambos, Malacca apple

  • Mamey, mamay apple, mammey apple

  • Mandarins

  • Mangoes

  • Mangosteen

  • Marrow, squash

  • Matricaria

  • Medlar

  • Melons, cantaloupes, musk melons

  • Methi

  • Mint

  • Monstera

  • Mora, Andes berry

  • Morles

  • Mulberries

  • Mume, Japanese apricot

  • Mushrooms, cultivated mushroom

  • Mustard, white mustard

  • Nameko

  • Naranjilla, lulo, toronja

  • Nectarines

  • Oca

  • Okra, gumbo, lady's finger

  • Olives

  • Onions, bulb onions

  • Oranges

  • Ortanique, temple oranges, murcotts

  • Oyster mushrooms, hiratake mushroom

  • Papa criolla, criolla

  • Papayas, pawpaws

  • Papayuela, mountain papaya

  • Parasol mushrooms, parasol fungus

  • Parsley

  • Parsnips

  • Passionfruits, maracuya

  • Pe–tsai, pak choi, pak choy, celery cabbage

  • Peaches

  • Pears

  • Peas, garden peas, mange tout, snow peas, sugar peas

  • Pepinos, mishqui, tree melons

  • Persimmons, kaki, sharon fruit, date plums

  • Pineapples

  • Pink–spored grisette, rose-gilled grisette

  • Pitahaya, dragon fruit

  • Plantains

  • Plums

  • Pomegranates

  • Potatoes

  • Potato yams

  • Prickly pear, tuna, Indian fig, barberry fig, cactus fruit

  • Pummelos, pumelos, pomelo, shaddock

  • Pumpkin

  • Queensland arrowroot, edible canna

  • Quinces

  • Radishes, salad radishes

  • Rambutan

  • Raspberries

  • Redcurrants, whitecurrants

  • Red whortleberries, cowberries, mountain cranberries

  • Rhubarb

  • Rose apple, pommarosa

  • Saffrom milk cap

  • Salak, snake fruit

  • Salsify

  • Sapodillas, sapota, zapota, chico chiko

  • Sapote mamey, mamey zapote

  • Satsumas

  • Savory, summer savory

  • Scarlet runner beans, runner beans

  • Scorzonere

  • Seville oranges, bitter oranges

  • Shaggy ink cap, lawyer's wig

  • Shallots

  • Shiitake

  • Sloes

  • Snake gourds

  • Sorrel, Jamaican sorrel, roselle

  • Sorrel, French sorrel

  • Sour cherries

  • Soursop, graviola, guanabana

  • Spanish plum, Jamaican plum, red mombin

  • Spinach

  • Spring onions, green onions, escallion, scallions

  • Strawberries

  • Strawberry guava, cattley guava

  • Straw mushrooms, paddy straw mushrooms

  • Sugar cane, noble cane

  • Summer white button mushroom

  • Swamp taro, giant swamp taro, gallan

  • Swedes, rutabagas

  • Sweetcorn, babycorn

  • Sweet passionfruit

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Sweetsops, sugar apples, custard apples

  • Tamarillos, tree tomatoes

  • Tamarind

  • Tangerines

  • Tannia, new cocoyam

  • Taro, dasheen, eddoe, cocoyam, malanga, old cocoyam

  • Tayberries

  • Tomatoes

  • Topee tambo

  • Truffles

  • Turnips

  • Turnip greens

  • Turnip rooted parsley, hamburgh parsley

  • Uglifruits, mineolas, minneolas, tangelos

  • Ullocu, ulloco

  • Velvet shank

  • Watermelon

  • Water spinach, tong cai, kang kong

  • West Indian gooseberries, otahiete gooseberries

  • White radishes, Japanese radishes, mooli, daikon

  • White sapote, zapote

  • White yams, negro yams, guinea yams

  • Wild cucumbers, pepinos

  • Winged beans

  • Wood blewits

  • Wood mushroom

  • Yacon, jiquima, aricuma

  • Yam bean, jicama

  • Yams

  • Yampies, cush cush, elephant yams, Indian yams

  • Yanagimatsutake mushrooms

  • Yellow yams, twelve months yams

  • Youngberries

  • Zapotes chupa chupa