Raw Material — Production and Post-Harvest Preparation

  • S. D. Holdsworth
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The most essential point to be noted in connection with raw-material production for a first-class processed product is that it is essential to grow the most suitable cultivar under the specified conditions and harvest it at the correct degree of maturity. This fact cannot be over-emphasised if a sound commercial operation is to be established or maintained.

Further Reading

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  3. CARGILL, B. F. and ROSSMILLER, G. E. (Editors). Fruit and Vegetable Harvest Mechanization — Technological Implications. Rural Manpower Center, Michigan University, East Lancing, Michigan, 1969Google Scholar
  4. HINTON, W. L., LAWSON, N. and ARTHEY, V. D. The Production and Marketing of Carrots. Special report, Fruit and Vegetable Preservation Research Association, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, May 1970Google Scholar
  5. HOLDSWORTH, S. D. Handling vined peas and beans. Process Biochemistry, 4(7) (1969) 26Google Scholar
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  7. ROBERTSON, J. Mechanizing Vegetable Production. Farming Press, Ipswich, Suffolk, 1974Google Scholar
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  9. RYALL, A. L. and PENTZER, W. T. Handling, Transportation and Storage of Fruits and Vegetables. Volume 2, Fruits and tree nuts. AVI Publshing Company, Westport, Connecticut, 1974Google Scholar

Blanching References

  1. BOMBEN, J. L. Pilot plant evaluation of individual quick blanching (IQB) for vegetables. Journal of Food Science, 38 (1973) 590CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Description of Crops and Composition

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© S. D. Holdsworth 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. D. Holdsworth
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  1. 1.Campden Food Preservation Research AssociationGloucestershireUK

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