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Maturation studies of pecan nuts grown in Queensland

Wansri, R. and Mason, R.L. and Wakeling, L.T. and Nottingham, S.M. (2001) Maturation studies of pecan nuts grown in Queensland. Food Australia, 53 (12). pp. 562-567.

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Abstract

Changes in chemical composition, physical and sensory characteristics were followed in two pecan cultivars Wichita and Western Schley harvested from a commercial orchard at Gatton in Queensland seven times during 1996.Testa colour of both pecan cultivars darkened and opalescence decreased as the nuts matured. Bitterness of Western Schley pecans decreased with maturity. Colour of shuck, shell and kernel of both cultivars developed as the nuts matured. Wichita pecans were larger than Western Schley at all harvest times. Both nut-in-shell and kernel moisture decreased with maturity, whereas oil and sucrose contents increased. Both pecan cultivars had reached advanced maturation by the first harvest on March 18.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Incorporated (AIFST). Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Pecan nut; Queensland; maturation.
Subjects:Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Nuts
Deposited On:11 Jun 2004
Last Modified:15 Mar 2011 23:51

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