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Causes and prevention of cherry cracking: a review


Rehman, Munib Ur and Rather, Gh. Hassan and Dar, Niyaz Ahmed and Mir, Mohmad Maqbool and Iqbal, Umar and Mir, Mohmad Ramzan and Fayaz, Sibhat and Hakeem, Khalid Rehman (2015) Causes and prevention of cherry cracking: a review. In: Crop Production and Global Environmental Issues. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 543-552. ISBN 9783319231617; EISBN: 9783319231624


Cherry fruit is considered to be quite sensitive to cracking and is the major limiting factor for profitable cherry production in most of the cherry-producing regions of the world. At times, the cracking severity can reach up to 90 %. Although most of the fruit cracking is attributed to direct and possibly localized water uptake through the fruit skin, there are many other interactive factors that can contribute to cracking including the variety grown, skin properties, climate, and so on. The cracking in cherry has been categorized in three distinct forms: stem end cuticular fractures, nose or apical cracking, and the third, side cracking, which is a large crack usually deep into the pulp on the cheek of the fruit and is considered to be most damaging. The type of the crack developed may depend on the particular etiological factor and the shape of the fruit. However, the problem can be minimized to a great extent by knowing the cause and accordingly, adapting certain management practices, of which irrigation management, protective covers, and mineral supplements are of prime consideration.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23162-4_19
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Keywords: Cherry cracking; Rain; Water uptake; Protectants
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 03:47
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 03:47
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/57063
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