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A Longer Marketing Life for Blackberry and Raspberry Fruit

423-701 (SPES-272P) Caneberries, which include blackberries and raspberries, must be picked when the berries are ripe or nearly ripe to ensure quality. Their thin fruit skin, high respiration rate, and high ethylene production make these berries extremely susceptible to postharvest losses. Although both raspberries and blackberries are considered soft fruits, raspberries are slightly more perishable in nature. In this publication, we provide strategies to extend the market life of blackberry and raspberry fruit.


8.5 x 11, 4 pages, color, DS, single staple upper left, 24#

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