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Improving fruit quality and profitability of 'Honey Gold' mango

Hofman, Peter. Improving fruit quality and profitability of 'Honey Gold' mango. Lead Agency: Tropical Horticultural Consulting.

Project Start: 1 April 2011

Project End:1 April 2014

Abstract

Honey Gold mango is a new Australian variety owned by a Queensland company, and in high demand because of very good flavour and appearance. It develops under skin browning (USB) when grown in hot areas. It appears after packing and the fruit need to be re-sorted at the markets to remove affected fruit. Production and postharvest treatments will be developed to reduce USB and increase profitability. Other production and harvest factors causing quality loss will be also be identified through a commercial downgrade analysis program in the packhouse. Grower training will reduce downgrades and improve the percentage of fruit in premium grade.

Item Type:Research in Progress
Research Location:Nambour, Queensland.
DAF Project ID:5319
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit
Contact Email:rip@deedi.qld.gov.au
Deposited On:14 Nov 2011 04:19
Last Modified:14 Nov 2011 04:19

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