Postharvest Biology and Technology of Temperate Fruits

  • Shabir Ahmad Mir
  • Manzoor Ahmad Shah
  • Mohammad Maqbool Mir

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Aejaz Ahmad Dar, Reetika Mahajan, Padma Lay, Susheel Sharma
    Pages 1-20
  3. Mohammad Maqbool Mir, Munib-ur-Rehman, Gh Hassan Rather, Umar Iqbal, Ashaq Hussain Pandit, Mohammad Amin Mir et al.
    Pages 21-49
  4. Callistus Bvenura, Ngemakwe Nitcheu Patrick Hermaan, Lingyun Chen, Dharini Sivakumar
    Pages 51-75
  5. Mohamed Benichou, Jamal Ayour, Maha Sagar, Abderrahim Alahyane, Imane Elateri, Ahmed Aitoubahou
    Pages 77-100
  6. Ahmad Sattar Khan, Zora Singh, Sajid Ali
    Pages 101-145
  7. Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Shabir Ahmad Mir, Showket Ahmad Pala
    Pages 147-167
  8. Saqib Farooq, Mohammad Maqbool Mir, Shaiq Ahmad Ganai, Tabasum Maqbool, Shabir Ahmad Mir, Manzoor Ahmad Shah
    Pages 169-199
  9. Sabeera Muzzaffar, Mohd Munaff Bhat, Touseef Ahmed Wani, Idrees Ahmed Wani, F. A. Masoodi
    Pages 201-222
  10. Khalid Gul, Nisar Ahmad Mir, Preeti Singh, Ali Abas Wani
    Pages 223-243
  11. Amit Nath, A. S. Panwar
    Pages 245-271
  12. Toiba Majeed, Idrees Ahmed Wani, Sabeera Muzzaffar
    Pages 273-284
  13. Bisma Zargar, Mohammad Maqbool Mir, Shaiq Ahmad Ganai, Shabir Ahmad Mir, Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Shafat Ahmad Banday
    Pages 285-298
  14. Nirmal Kumar Meena, Murlimanohar Baghel, S. K. Jain, Ram Asrey
    Pages 299-329
  15. Sadaf Parvez, Idrees Ahmed Wani
    Pages 331-348
  16. Sunil Kumar, Murlimanohar Baghel, Ashok Yadav, Mahesh Kumar Dhakar
    Pages 349-370
  17. Cristina Besada, Alejandra Salvador
    Pages 371-393
  18. S. A. Sofi, Muneer Ahmad Dar, Shafiya Rafiq
    Pages 395-403
  19. Callistus Bvenura, Ngemakwe Nitcheu Patrick Hermaan, Lingyun Chen, Dharini Sivakumar
    Pages E1-E1
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 405-415

About this book


This edited volume provides insight into temperate fruits, with an emphasis on postharvest physiology, storage, packaging and technologies for maintaining fruit quality. Chapters are devoted to individual fruits and focus on fundamental issues such as methods for maintaining or enhancing quality, minimizing postharvest losses, and recommended technologies to boost demand. Contributions come from experts in the field, making this a key reference for all aspects of postharvest management of temperate fruits.

The volume is unique in its focus on the biodiversity, nutritional and health benefits, and postharvest technologies for shelf life enhancement of temperate fruits. Contributing authors address the postharvest biology and technology of individual temperate fruits such as plum, cherry, peach, apricot, apple, pear, quince, loquat, kiwi, persimmon and berries. There has been tremendous growth in the research and development of new techniques to maintain the quality of temperate fruits from farm to table. Contributions from experts in the field cover these recent advances, providing up-to-date and relevant information for researchers, postharvest/fruit technologists, food scientists, postgraduate students, and others working in the industry.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shabir Ahmad Mir
    • 1
  • Manzoor Ahmad Shah
    • 2
  • Mohammad Maqbool Mir
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Food TechnologyIslamic University of Science and TechnologyAwantiporaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Food Science and TechnologyPondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia
  3. 3.Division of Fruit Science, Faculty of HorticultureSher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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