Postharvest Biology and Technology of Cherry

  • Manzoor Ahmad Shah
  • Shabir Ahmad Mir
  • Showket Ahmad Pala


Cherry is a non climacteric fleshy drupe cultivated in the temperate regions of the world. The two commercially important species of cherries are sweet and sour cherries. Cherries are highly perishable and very difficult to handle after harvest. They are susceptible to bruising, desiccation and browning of stem. They are also susceptible to various physiological and microbial disorders. Several postharvest technologies have been developed to increase the shelf life and market value of cherries. These include controlled atmosphere storage, modified atmosphere storage (MAP), irradiation, edible coatings and some chemical treatments. The other methods meant for processed cherry products like dehydration, freezing and canning have also been adopted for processing of cherries.


Sweet cherry Sour cherry Harvest index MAP Edible coatings Irradiation Canning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manzoor Ahmad Shah
    • 1
  • Shabir Ahmad Mir
    • 2
  • Showket Ahmad Pala
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyPondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia
  2. 2.Department of Food TechnologyIslamic University of Science and TechnologyAwantiporaIndia
  3. 3.Department of Food Science and TechnologyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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