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Preferred Term:

fruit cracking

Definition:
A physiological disorder common in many fruit crops, especially tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). The pericarp, or skin, of the fruit develops cracks mainly because the fruit contents absorb water faster than the expansion of the fruit wall.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
Entry Terms:
  • fruit cracks
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/67851
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