WP4. Optimising the production chain and product traceability
Within this WP, new methods will be developed to reduce the heterogeneity of apple fruit during the production chain, by grouping them in more uniform classes according to consistent and typical characteristics. These predictive methods should be based on the use of non-destructive systems. WP4 and WP1 will cooperate to define new parameters linking perceived and instrumental quality. The DA-meter and the electronic nose represent good starting tools, giving an indication of overall fruit quality functioning similarly to the human nose.