Optimization of postharvest technology for ‘Rojo Brillante’ persimmon and introduction of new varieties in the mediterranean area
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Cita bibliográficaFathi-Najafabadi, A. (2021). Optimization of postharvest technology for ‘Rojo Brillante’ persimmon and introduction of new varieties in the mediterranean area [Tesis de Doctorado no publicada]. Universitat Politècnica de València.
In the last two decades, persimmon production in Spain has increased exponentially and the cultivation area has expanded almost eight-fold. The current production of persimmon is focused on the cultivar ‘Rojo Brillante’, which is appreciated worldwide due to the high quality of the fruit. Nevertheless, centralized production of this single cultivar implies a major commercial limitation as its high volume of production is concentrated in a relative short harvesting period. Furthermore, it also implies a high phytosanitary risk. In this context, this Thesis addresses two main objectives: 1) Optimization of pre- and postharvest technology in order to guarantee the quality of ‘Rojo Brillante’ persimmon after cold storage and transportation to overseas markets. 2) Evaluation of the behavior of foreign varieties of persimmon under Mediterranean conditions in order to extend the varietal range.