Oleocellosis Injury of Fruitlets from Late-season Mechanical Harvesting of ‘Valencia’ Orange Trees after Different Irrigation Treatments Does Not Affect Internal Fruit Quality

@article{Melgar2011OleocellosisIO,
  title={Oleocellosis Injury of Fruitlets from Late-season Mechanical Harvesting of ‘Valencia’ Orange Trees after Different Irrigation Treatments Does Not Affect Internal Fruit Quality},
  author={Juan Carlos Melgar and Jill M. Dunlop and James P. Syvertsen},
  journal={Hortscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={457-459}
}
Oleocellosis or oil spotting on the peel of citrus fruit is a common post-harvest injury caused by improper handling. Mechanical injury allows phytotoxic oil to leak out of oil glands and cause injury to surrounding flavedo cells, resulting in oleocellosis. Mechanical harvesting (MH) of 'Valencia' sweet orange is conducted in late spring, when the next season's fruitlets are in their early stages of development. There is a concern that mechanical injury from harvesting machines can cause… 
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