Schotsmans, Wendy and Molina Delgado, Diana and Lurol, Sebastien and Gobrecht, Alexia and Valero Ubierna, Constantino and Lleó García, Lourdes
Multi-sensor non destructive assessment of peach quality: a collaborative approach.
In: "6th International Postharvest Symposium 2009", 08/04/2009 - 12/04/2009, Antalya, Turkey.
Soluble solids content and firmness are some of the most important attributes of peach quality. These attributes are usually measured by destructive methods, but in the last decades non destructive techniques have given good results in the evaluation of different aspects of quality of fruits. However reliable information about these techniques and their capability to evaluate peach quality is still needed. During 2006, 2007 and 2008, the quality of Ryan Sun, Rich Lady and O’Henry peaches was evaluated in collaborative experiments as part of the European ISAFRUIT project, involving destructive measurements and non destructive tests. Changes in references parameters (MT firmness, SSC, flesh colour, diameter and weight) were related to the data given by different non destructive techniques (NIR Tromblon, Acoustic Firmness Sensor, IQ Sinclair, NIR Gun, NIR Case, Minolta Chromameter, Lateral Impactor) to establish the relationships.