FRUIT FIRMNESS AND SKIN RESISTANCE OF PROCESSING TOMATO VARIETIES TESTED IN BADAJOZ (SPAIN), RELATED TO MECHANICAL HARVESTING

M. Ruiz Altisent, J. Ortiz-Cañavate, J. Juste Pérez, A. Rodriguez del Rincón
Determinations of resistance to damage were carried out in a total of 31 tomato varieties for processing, with the purpose of choosing the most suitable ones for mechanical harvesting. The characteristics studied include: puncture, deformation and rupture of the fruits, the ease of detachment of the fruits also being determined. Seventeen varieties were chosen, for further tests, with values 0.76 to 1.72 N of resistance to puncture; 3 to 9 N/mm of resistance to compression and 2.16 to 29.40 N resistance to detachment.
Ruiz Altisent, M., Ortiz-Cañavate, J., Juste Pérez, J. and Rodriguez del Rincón, A. (1980). FRUIT FIRMNESS AND SKIN RESISTANCE OF PROCESSING TOMATO VARIETIES TESTED IN BADAJOZ (SPAIN), RELATED TO MECHANICAL HARVESTING. Acta Hortic. 100, 281-296
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1980.100.30
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1980.100.30

Acta Horticulturae