Quality of dates: Influencing factors and assessment methods

R. Al-Yahyai, A. Manickavasagan

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Abstract

Date palm is a major fruit crop that is grown in many countries, particularly in western Asia and Africa. Recent decades witnessed a surge in date production and cultivation areas in these regions. However, fruit quality of the palm, which is normally considered as inversely correlated with gross production, has not been adequately assessed for all date producing regions. Similarly, recent advances in the determination and assessment methods of date fruit quality have received little attention. This paper discusses the pre- and postharvest factors that influence date fruit quality and the determination methods. A holistic review of the factors that affect fruit quality is essential for enhancing marketability and consumption of dates throughout the world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActa Horticulturae
Pages1241-1246
Number of pages6
Volume1012
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2013

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume1012
ISSN (Print)05677572

Keywords

  • Computer vision
  • Oman
  • Phoenix dactylifera
  • Physico-chemical quality
  • Postharvest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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    Al-Yahyai, R., & Manickavasagan, A. (2013). Quality of dates: Influencing factors and assessment methods. In Acta Horticulturae (Vol. 1012, pp. 1241-1246). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 1012).