POTASSIUM REDUCES THE INCIDENCE OF SUPERFICIAL RIND-PITTING (NUXAN) IN 'SHAMOUTI' ORANGE
Superficial rind pitting (SRP) of the 'Shamouti' orange (Nuxan) has reappeared in recent years, causing serious damage to fruit and tremendous losses to growers. Similar rind-pitting physiological diseases have been described for other cultivars (Petracek et al., 1998, Zaragoza et al., 1996). SRP involves collapse and necrosis of pitted rind areas, possibly associated with water loss (Ben Yehoshua et al., 1999). While some SRP developed on the tree and can be identified in the packinghouse, the majority of SRP symptoms develop within 3-5 weeks after harvest, during shipment, storage and shelf life.
Tamim, M., Goldschmidt, E.E., Goren, R. and Shachnai, A. (2001). POTASSIUM REDUCES THE INCIDENCE OF SUPERFICIAL RIND-PITTING (NUXAN) IN 'SHAMOUTI' ORANGE. Acta Hortic. 553, 303-306
Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck, ethylene, potassium, superficial rind-pitting