Packing nectarines to reduce shrivel
F. G. Mitchell, University of California
J. H. Larue
J. P. Gentry
M. H. Gerdts
California Agriculture 17(5):10-11. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v017n05p10.
F. G. Mitchell is Extension Pomologist in Marketing, University of California, Davis; J. H. LaRue is Farm Advisor, Tulare County; J. P. Gentry is Assistant Agricultural Engineer, U. C., Davis; M. H. Gerdts is Farm Advisor, Fresno County.
Moisture barriers to limit the movement of water vapor from the fruit may effectively reduce shrivel in nectarines during packing and shipment, if used to supplement good handling methods.
Fruit and assistance in these tests were received from Giannini Packing Company, Dinuba; Sanger Fruit Growers, Sanger; Ballentine Packing Company, Sanger; Mr. Alfred Piarulli, Centerville; and Godfrey Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.