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  • Consumer reference (of red-fleshed apples) an quantification of quality related traits, particularly skin and flesh colour, in apple breeding families 

    Thovhogi, Fhatuwani (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In order to develop a novel pink- or red-fleshed apple for the fresh consumer market,the red-fleshed genotype, ‘KAZ 91’ (Malus niedzwetzkyana Dieck.), was crossed with ‘Meran’ (M. domestica Borkh) at the ...

  • Fruit pigmentation studies 

    Roberts, Stephanie Catherine (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: For many apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) and pear (Pyrus communis L.) cultivars, attractive colour is essential to their profitability on export markets. This study focuses on problems related to poor ...

  • Increasing class one fruit in 'Granny Smith' and 'Cripps' Pink' apple 

    Fouche, Jacques Roux (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Experiments were conducted to increase the percentage class one ‘Granny Smith’ and ‘Cripps’ Pink’ apples. ‘Granny Smith’ is the most widely grown apple cultivar in South Africa, but its profitability is ...

  • Optimum temperatures for colour development in apples 

    Gouws, Anton (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-11-23)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Peel colour is an important quality factor in the production of bi-coloured apple fruit. Most markets set minimum requirements for red colour coverage. Fruit that do not meet these requirements are ...

  • Postharvest manipulation of fruit colour in apples and pears 

    Marais, Evelyn (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Red colour development on bi-coloured apples and pears ensures better prices for producers. The use of postharvest irradiation to improve colour has been successful on apples, and the objectives of this ...