- Author: Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell
This week we are running China S9 mandarins on the new Compac grading system at Lindcove. Dr. Mikeal Roose (Dept Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside) is studying the impact of various rootstocks on fruit number, size and quality of this variety. The new grading system can measure color, texture and blemish and will help to determine which rootstocks produce the best quality fruit for the Tulare area. In this video clip, the fruit is being counted, sized, weighed and evaluated for color, texture and blemish by the cameras and farther down the line is sorted into bins for further analysis.