Funding for this research was provided by:
Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (PR14-108A)
Agricultural Research Service (2094-43000-007-00-D)
Received: 1 May 2018
Accepted: 20 November 2018
First Online: 18 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Pear fruit from trees used in the experiment were purchased from a local fruit producer based in Cashmere, WA, USA. Field and storage studies were conducted in accordance with local regulations and established regulatory guidelines.
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