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Growth, ripening and storage of tomato fruits (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) . I. The measurement of softening during the ripening of tomato fruits

Stenvers, N.; Rudolphij, J.W.; Bruinsma, J.

Gartenbauwissenschaft 38(6): 517-531


Accession: 000105493

A non-destructive, automated, fast and portable softness-measuring device is described. The non-destructivity of the meter was established. Factors that might influence variation in softness readings, e.g. temperature, RH, the point of compression on the fruit, sampling in the greenhouse, and fruit size were experimentally investigated.

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