Fruit Quality Postharvest Essential for Strawberries

Jim Rogers Agri-business, Strawberry

By Clint Thompson Strawberry harvests are ongoing across the Southeast region. Growers need to be mindful of post-harvest fruit quality issues that can arise if not harvested and stored properly. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, professor in horticulture science at N. C. State, highlighted during the Alabama Extension Commercial Horticulture Fruit School that strawberry storage life lasts between 5 to 18 days. Fruit …

Muscadine Freshness: How Do We Get to Eight Weeks?

Jim Rogers Fruit

By Clint Thompson Muscadines are already a valuable commodity in North Carolina. If N.C. State researchers can determine how to extend their freshness, the crop’s value would really shine, says Penelope Perkins-Veazie, professor in horticulture science at N. C. State. “Normally, a fresh market seeded muscadine will easily last four weeks with low temperature storage. We hold them close to …