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This study aimed to determine pre-harvest sources of variability of dried fruit quality, with emphasis on pre-harvest berry maturity and colour.

Changes in the chemical composition of the fruit are interrelated and are important in determining fruit quality.

Therefore, these investigations may contribute to enhancing knowledge and understanding of the physiological and biochemical processes from veraison to the end of the harvest period of grape cultivars.

In the long term this work might provide plant breeders with a clear definition of berry factors to select for in pursuit of high quality drying cultivars.

Cultivars used were Sultana H5 and Merbein Seedless.

The Influence of Grape (Vitis vinifera L.) Berry Maturity on Dried Fruit Colour

1998, Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, vol 73, issue 3, pages 329-339

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