Yeasty fermentation

Yeasty fermentation is caused by the yeast species Hanseniaspora valbyensis (M. Okimoto, unpublished data) and can be a major problem in overripe fruits. A dry yeast rot has been attributed to Candida intermedia var. alco-holophila (M. Okimoto, unpublished data). Occasionally, the disease will occur in green fruit, having severe interfruitlet corking symptoms with associated fruit cracking (K.G. Rohrbach, personal observation). The disease has also been associated with high incidences of fruit sunburn (Lim, 1985). Losses can be minimized by reducing sunburn and harvesting fruit before they are overripe.

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