Improved harvesting and handling benefit table grape markets
Klayton E. Nelson, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis
California Agriculture 34(7):34-36. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v034n07p34.
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Table grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) are physiologically a relatively durable fruit. They have a low respiration rate and can therefore live a long time after harvest. However, they are extremely susceptible to decay, can be injured easily, and lose water readily. Modern technology has alleviated these problems so that table grapes can be sold most of the year and in most of the major world markets.
Klayton E. Nelson is Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis.