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Oseko Kwamboka

Doctor of Philosophy, (Food Technology)
Study Completed: 2020
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
An examination of postharvest techniques to enable seafreight export of feijoa (Acca sellowiana [O.Berg.] Burret)

Feijoa storage is recommended at 4°C however, this limits storage where fruit can become overripe and develop chilling injury. This impedes sea freight export potential from New Zealand to distant markets forcing growers to export by air. Ms Oseko has added to understanding of the physiological basis of feijoa chilling injury. Her work confirms early harvested fruit has longer storage potential and improves on feijoa harvest maturity definition. She has also demonstrated that treatments that work for other chilling-sensitive fruit do not extend feijoa storage life. Her thesis has identified a way of improving storage outturn, using a non-destructive method to recognise overripe fruit during storage.

Professor Julian Heyes
Professor Andrew East


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