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H Viljoen

SMART SOLUTION TO PLUM CONUNDRUM


2017, ‘Smart solution to plum conundrum’, SA Fruit Journal, October – November, 68 – 71.

Description

Storing and shipping plums is a constant play between ensuring that cartons of fruit do not arrive at their destination in a hard, unripe state, or too ripe. Then there is the worry of plums developing unsightly internal browning, or a condition called gel breakdown. A solution is needed to ensure that the local plum industry does not lose out on lucrative markets because of the interplay between regimes and regulations.