Vibration damage trial on some fig cultivars

Alayunt F. N. , CAKMAK B., CAN H., AKSOY U.

1st International Symposium on Fig, İzmir, Turkey, 24 - 28 June 1997, pp.305-310 identifier identifier


There is a significant amount of damage to fruits and vegetables during transport. Due to repeated vibration forces skin rupture appears on fruit. In this research, an in-transit vibration simulator was used to determine the extent of damage on fig fruits. In laboratory tests, figs were subjected to different levels of "vibration intensity" for different durations. The effects of duration, box type, vibration intensity and the position of the fruit on fruit damage were determined.