WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Tree Fruit Market Diseases

Sunday, March 24, 2019

WSU-TFREC/Postharvest Information Network/Tree Fruit Market Diseases/bruises

Although bruising has been substantially reduced by improved methods for handling, packing, and storing apples, bruises are still a major defect in the quality of apples at the retail level. The number of bruises found at this level is an accumulation of those that occur on the trees during harvest, packing, storage, transit, and handling.

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