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Rockmelon Processing Quality

Isaacs, A.R. (1994) Rockmelon Processing Quality. In: 2nd Australian Melon Conference,, 5th - 7th July., Ayr, North Queensland. (Unpublished)



Considerable export opportunities exist in countries such as Japan, Canada, and Europe (Germany) for peeled rockmelon frozen in quarters or as diced product. Processing of these products is limited because the cost of hand labour for peeling is prohibitive. Consequently, development of mechnanical peeling equipment is essential for Australian industry to compete. In this project, appropriate machinery for the production of a high quality product is being developed, and basic studies in food technology, marketing, and production are being carried out.
There are no Australian publications on rockmelon freezing, although fresh fruit quality of various cultivars has been investigated (Mutton, 1978). Very little overseas information on freezing rockmelons has been published (del Rio and Miller, 1979 and Martinez-Javega et al., 1975). In this project, the freezing quality of new rockmnelon and honeydew melon cultivars was evaluated.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission of author. A paper presented by A. R. Isaacs, IFIQ, Department of Primary Industries at The Australian Melon Conference.
Keywords:Rockmelon; freezing; fresh fruit; cultivar.
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Melons
Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Live Archive:22 Jan 2008
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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