Carlos H Crisosto Ph.D.
One Shields Avenue
1210 Plant and Environmental Sciences Bldg
Davis, CA 95616-8780
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
- Department of Plant Sciences
- Carlos H. Crisosto Homepage (Plant Sciences)
- Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center
- Postharvest Technology Center
- Kearney Agricultural Research and Information Center
- Central Valley Postharvest Newsletter
The focus of my research and extension program is the postharvest biology and technology of fruits, especially peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, table grapes, figs, kiwifruits, olives, and persimmons, as well as pistachios, almonds and walnuts.
The goal of my research program is to develop a better understanding of the orchard factors and postharvest factors that control fruit flavor and shelf life and to develop technology to overcome fruit industry problems. I am applying genomic techniques to identify gene(s) responsible for fruit sensory attributes (both desirable and undesirable), and investigating physiological disorders such as chilling injury.
Ongoing Research Activities
- Understanding the role of orchard factors that control fruit quality (flavor).
- Understanding the role of environmental conditions during storage/transportation.
- Developing systems to produce and deliver tasty fruit to consumers.
- Understanding consumer preferences based on fresh fruit sensory attributes.
- Understanding genetic control of fruit physiological disorders.
- Developing markers assistant selection for important quality traits for peach.
- Exploring non-destructive techniques to determine maturity and to measure fruit quality.
- HRT 298 -Principles of Horticulture and Agronomy
- PLS 212 - Postharvest Biology and Biotechnology of Fruits and Nuts
- PLS 196 - Postharvest Biology and Technology
- Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management (through Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center)
- American Society of Horticultural Science
- International Society of Horticultural Science
- American Pomological Society
- Italian Pomological Society
- National Peach Council
- CIAD (Research Center for Food and Development of Mexico)
- Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Califoria State University, Fresno
- University Liaison, Califoria Fig Institute and Kiwifruit Commission
SpecialtyExtension and research on postharvest biology and technology of fruits; fruit quality and deterioration and handling systems
Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)
- Fruit and Nut Crop - General
- Berries - General
- Table Grapes
- Peaches - General
- Peaches - Cling
- Peaches, Freestone
- Plants and Their Systems
- Plant Genome, Genetics, and Genetic Mechanisms
- Plant Product Quality and Utility (Preharvest)
- Food and Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, and Delivery
- Quality Maintenance in Storing and Marketing Food Products
- Commercial Cooling of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers
- Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops—Third Edition
California Agriculture Article Contributions
- New quality index based on dry matter and acidity proposed for Hayward kiwifruit
- Table grapes suffer water loss, stem browning during cooling delays
- Peach size affects storage, market life
- Kiwifruit size influences softening rate during storage
- Contaminants and injury induce inking on peaches and nectarines
- Reflective materials enhance ‘Fuji’ apple color
- Excess nitrogen raises nectarine susceptibility to disease and insects
- Cold ‘Brooks’ cherries suffer more pitting and bruising
- Early harvest prevents internal browning in Asian pears
ANR Workgroup Associations
- Almond - Member
- Cling Peach - Member
- European Pear - Member
- Integrated Grape Production - Member
- Pistachio - Member
- Plant Growth Regulator - Member
- Postharvest Integrated Pest Management - Member
- Postharvest Technology Research & Info Center (PTric) - Member
- Prune - Member
- Spray Application Technology - Member
- Strawberry - Member
- Walnut - Member