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Establishment of a criterion to determine the optimal harvest date of 'Gala' apples based on consumer preferences



Establishment of a criterion to determine the optimal harvest date of 'Gala' apples based on consumer preferences



Journal of Fruit and Ornamental Plant Research 14(Suppl. 2): 53-63



To define a rational criterion to harvest 'Gala' apples based on consumer preferences, an experimental study was carried out with two objectives: (1) to determine the most important fruit quality parameters and their optimal values at harvest to satisfy 'Gala' apple consumers after long term storage, and (2) to identify groups of consumers with different organoleptic preferences and to establish the optimum harvest date depending on the target market.

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