Impact testing in melon (Cucumis melo L.)

Agulheiro Santos, Ana Cristina and Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita (1994). Impact testing in melon (Cucumis melo L.). In: "IV International Symposium on Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Production Enginneering", March 22-26, 1993,, Valencia-Zaragoza (Spain). ISBN 84-7498-435-1.

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Title: Impact testing in melon (Cucumis melo L.)
Author/s:
  • Agulheiro Santos, Ana Cristina
  • Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IV International Symposium on Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Production Enginneering
Event Dates: March 22-26, 1993,
Event Location: Valencia-Zaragoza (Spain)
Title of Book: Proceedings IV International Symposium on Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Production Enginneering
Date: 1994
ISBN: 84-7498-435-1
Volume: II
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Rural [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: LPF-TAGRALIA
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The application of Rheology to study biological systems is a new and very extensive matter, in which melon is absolutely unknown. The goal of this work is to determine some physical characteristics of this fruit, immediately after harvest and during its conservation in cold storage. Portugal and Spain are the most interested countries in these studies, as they are important producers of melon. The varieties Branco da Leziria and Piel de sapo were chosen because they are the most popular in both countries. The fruit were studied on the day they were harvested, and then were conserved in cold storage in the "Instituto del Frio" in Madrid, and they were periodically tested again. Thus during seven days the same fruits, and new fruits, were picked up and tested. On the first day of testing we had 20 fruits to study and at the end of the testing period we had used 80 fruits. The results from the non-destructive impact test were very significant and they may contribute to standardise methods to measure fruit maturity. These results were confirmed by those obtained from compression tests. The results obtained during the Impact tests with melon were similar to those obtained previously with other fruits. There is a close relationship between the results of the Impact tests and Compression tests. Tests like Impact and Compression can be adapted to melon, varieties 'Piel de Sapo" and 'Branco de Leziria', allowing us to continue further work with this species. The great number of data obtained during performance of the tests allowed us to go on with this work and to contribute to standardise methods of measurement and expression of characteristics of a new biological product. During the "Impact damage in fruits and vegetables" workshop, held in Zaragoza in 1990, these matters were included in the priority list.

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Item ID: 16670
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16670/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16670
Deposited by: Servicio Biblioteca Universitaria
Deposited on: 01 Aug 2013 07:31
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 17:02
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