In the last ten years there has been an exponential increase in the adoption of high-density farming, which leads to better yield and higher-quality fruits, thus improving the economic return. Handbook of Plum Fruit: Production, Postharvest Science, and Processing Technology covers all the recent advances in plum production, harvesting, handling and processing.
Divided into two main parts, the first eight chapters provide insight about preharvest processing of plums, whereas the later chapters discuss the postharvest processing of plums. This book also includes vital chapters on varietal improvement and rootstock breeding, high-density planting, and pollination. After harvesting, plum quality quickly diminishes, mainly due to weight loss, total acidity, loss of firmness, and decay.
- In-depth information on the pre- and postharvest processing of plums
- Coverage on plum harvesting, handling, and storage practices
- Plum by-product utilization and potential health benefits
Handbook of Plum Fruit provides comprehensive information on recent advances in postharvesting technologies of plum. The health benefits of plum and its products are also addressed. This book will assist horticulturists, agriculturists, pomologists, food scientists and others working in various fruit-processing industries.