bitter pit


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bitter pit

[′bid·ər ‚pit]
(plant pathology)
A disease of uncertain etiology affecting apple, pear, and quince; spots of dead brown tissue appear in the flesh of the fruit and discolored depressions are seen on its surface. Also known as Baldwin spot; stippen.
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Stolp says there were some exceptions, such as cases of bitter pit in storage for some varieties.
2006) was clearly an exploratory analysis that was conducted to identify the response variables (nutritional attributes) that contributed most to discriminate the bitter pit severity degrees in apple culture.
AppleGenie aims at new scientific knowledge and technology for assessing the physiological status of apple orchards as a means to overcome two major burdens for apple growers and fresh chains: Ineffective thinning programs for crop load management; and Bitter pit post-harvesting disorder.
The results indicated that apple cultivar Red delicious has good quality attributes, whereas cultivar Royal gala has the lowest incidence of bitter pit during prolong storage.
We are already working on finding physiological solutions to issues like bitter pit in current apple varieties with the gene-based information available to us and lay a foundation for improved varieties in the future through generation of sports (mutations) and breeding," Dhingra said.
A YOUR apples have bitter pit, by the sounds of it.
Mourners who packed into Holy Trinity Parish Church in Portrush, Co Antrim, heard how Guy Harper's death had plunged the community into "the bitter pit of grief and anger".
Sprays of calcium chloride or calcium nitrate reduce damage from bitter pit, scald and internal breakdown.
Drought combined with a calcium deficiency in the soil can cause bitter pit in apples and blossom-end rot in tomatoes and peppers.
This very cost-effective technique developed by Agricultural Research Service scientists at Wenatchee, Washington, reduces incidence of bitter pit, cork spot, alfalfa greening, and internal breakdown - four quality factors that render some apples and pears unmarketable.