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DRAFT - revised April 2004

USDA, ARS

Agriculture Handbook Number 66

The Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables, and Florist and Nursery Stocks

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Disclaimer
Cover Page
Outline
General Introduction
Acknowledgements
Temperature Conversion Chart
Metric Conversion Chart
List of Abbreviations
Commodity Cross-reference Index
Summary of Respiration and Ethylene Production Rates

Postharvest Biology and Technology
Pre-cooling and Storage Facilities
Heat Load Calculation
Controlled Atmosphere Storage
Temperature Preconditioning
Modified Atmosphere Packaging
Wholesale Distribution Center Storage
Grocery Store Display Storage
Chilling & Freezing Injury
Respiratory Metabolism
Ethylene Effects
Texture
Postharvest Pathology
Flavor
Food Safety
Nutritional Quality - Importance in Human Health

Commodity Summaries
Fruits and Vegetables
     Annual Culinary Herbs
     Apple
     Apricot
     Arazá
     Artichoke
     Asian Pear
     Asparagus
     Atemoya
     Avocado
     Banana and Plantain
     Bean
     Beet
     Blackberry
     Blueberry
     Bok Choy
     Breadfruit
     Broccoli
     Brussels Sprout
     Cabbage
     Carambola
     Carrot
 
 
Cassava
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Cherimoya
Cherry (Sweet)
Chicory
Chinese Cabbage
Coconut
Cranberry
Cucumber
Currant, Gooseberry and Elderberry
Date
Dragon Fruit
Durian
Eggplant
Endive and Escarole
Fennel
Fig
Garlic
Ginger

Commodity Summaries (cont.)
Fruits and Vegetables (cont.)
     Ginseng
     Grape (American)
     Grape (Muscadine)
     Grape (Table)
     Grapefruit
     Greens for cooking
     Guava
     Honey dew melon
     Horseradish
     Jerusalem artichoke
     Jicama
     Kiwifruit
     Kohlrabi
     Leek
     Lemon
     Lettuce
     Lime
     Litchi
     Longan
     Longkong
     Loquat
     Luffa
     Mandarin (Tangerine)
     Mango
     Mangosteen
     Mushroom
 
 
Nectarine
Netted melon
Nopalitos
Okra
Olive
Onion
Orange
Papaya
Parsley
Parsnip
Passion fruit
Pea
Peach
Pear
Pepper
Perennial Culinary Herbs
Persimmon
Pineapple
Plums and Fresh Prune
Pomegranate
Potato
Prickly Pear
Pumpkin and Winter Squash
Quince
Radicchio
Radish

Commodity Summaries (cont.)
Fruits and Vegetables (cont.)
     Rambutan
     Raspberry
     Rhubarb
     Rutabaga
     Salad Greens
     Salsify
     Sapodilla and related fruits
     Southern Pea
     Sprouts
     Squash (Summer)
     Strawberry
     Sweet Corn
     Sweetpotato
 
 
Swiss Chard
Tamarillo
Tamarind
Taro
Tomatillo
Tomato
Truffles
Turnip
Waterchestnut
Water Convolvulvus
Watercress
Watermelon
Wax Apple

Commodity Summaries (cont.)
Fresh-cut Produce
     Fresh-cut Vegetables
     Fresh-cut Fruits
Floral Crops and Nursery Stock
     Cut Flowers and Greens
     Flower Bulbs
     Foliage Plants
     Flowering Potted Plants
     Bedding Plants and Seedlings
 
 
 
 
Seeds and Pollen
Herbaceous Perennials
Christmas Trees
Orchids
Nuts
     Almond
     Hazelnut
     Macadamia
     Peanut
     Pecan
     Pistachio
     Walnut