PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr Frans Kruger
LEAD INSTITUTION: Lowveld Postharvest Services
BENEFICIARY: Subtropical Industry
The industry to have the following understanding and knowledge with respect to Maluma avocados:
- Appropriate export maturity parameters.
- Appropriate harvest protocols.
- Appropriate storage temperature settings.
- Appropriate ripening protocols
- How phenological, climatic and horticultural variables influence quality.
- How long the fruit can be kept at room temperature before being placed into cool storage.
- What effect the initial cool storage period has on the manifestation of physiological disorders.
- What effect the post-ripening storage period has on the manifestation of physiological disorders.