Vol 15 No 4 (2009)
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Assessment of apple varieties based on consumer judgement on their fruits of organic production for fresh consumption

Published September 2, 2009
J. Felföldi
Department of Agrobusiness Management, Faculty of Applied Economics and Rural Development, CASE, University of Debrecen
T. Szabó
Újfehértói GYKSZNK Ltd.
J. Nyéki
Research and Development Institute, CASE, University of Debrecen
M. Soltész
Research and Development Institute, CASE, University of Debrecen
Z. Szabó
Research and Development Institute, CASE, University of Debrecen
F. Apáti
Department of Agrobusiness Management, Faculty of Applied Economics and Rural Development, CASE, University of Debrecen
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Felföldi, J., Szabó, T., Nyéki, J., Soltész, M., Szabó, Z., & Apáti, F. (2009). Assessment of apple varieties based on consumer judgement on their fruits of organic production for fresh consumption. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 15(4), 87-90. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/15/4/848

Abstract

The lack of information is often cause of the insufficiency of attributes being developed and appears on the new commodity characterising its utility. Neither own nor other information is presented. For improving this handicap, we endeavoured to praise apple products grown by biological methods and explain their properties as taste, skin, colour, consistency, and size. In addition, we explore the relation between general impression and the individual properties. The scrutiny starts with collecting of primary data on 9 samples taken from biologically grown apple varieties kept over 60–90 days in a store and offered to the consumers. The test is based on an organoleptic assessment (records are registered in a questionnary). The individual judgements are processed and coefficients of correlation between the traits (taste, skin, size, colour) calculated. The validity of the mathematically proved relations is considered to be decisive judging the preferences in consumption of fruits.

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