Boosting raspberry storage life

This is an article is about boosting raspberry storage life. Despite their name and presence in this journal, raspberries are not actually berries. Rather, they are an aggregate fruit – a cluster of 75 to 85 ripened ovaries (drupelets) produced on the receptacle by a single flower. The drupelets ‘stick’ together with the aid of tiny, interlocking surface hairs. If the number of developing drupelets is reduced by poor pollination, pests or disease, then it is like leaving a few Lego bricks out of a wall. Even a gentle touch from a picker results in the complex structure crumbling into an unmarketable mess.

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Categories: Australian Berry Journal, Innovation & Technology, Rubus, Supply Chain, Winter 20
Author: Dr Jenny Ekman