Carlos H Crisosto Ph.D.
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Department of Plant Sciences
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)
- Stone Fruits - General
- Peaches - General
- Peaches - Cling
- Peaches, Freestone
- Plants and Their Systems
- Plant Genome, Genetics, and Genetic Mechanisms
- Food and Non-Food Products: Development, Processing, Quality, and Delivery
- Quality Maintenance in Storing and Marketing Food Products
Ph.D., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 1988
My extension and research activities encompass postharvest studies of the following crops: apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, kiwifruit, pomegranate, cherry, apple, Asian pear, persimmon, fresh fig, and table grape.
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.My ongoing research activities include:
- 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.
- Exploring non-destructive techniques to determine maturity and to measure fruit quality.
- Peace, C.P., C.H. Crisosto, and T.M. Gradziel. 2005. Endopolygalacturonase: a candidate gene for Freestone and Melting flesh in peach. Molecular Breeding 16:21-31.
- 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
- Plant Growth Regulator - Member
- Pomology Extension Coordinating Conference (PECC) - Member
- Postharvest Integrated Pest Management - Member
- Postharvest Technology Research & Info Center (PTric) - Member
- Prune - Member
- Spray Application Technology - Member
- Strawberry - Member