Volume 4 (2021)
Volume 3 (2020)
Volume 2 (2019)
Volume 1 (2018)

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Number of Volumes 5

Number of Issues 18

Number of Articles 164

Article View 75,186

PDF Download 68,659

PDF Download Per Article 418.65


Number of Submissions 289

Accepted Submissions 165

Acceptance Rate (%) 57

Number of Indexing Databases 35

h-index Google = 10

Citations = 402

ISC IF (2019) = 0.385

Peer Review Policy: Double Blind Peer Review

Submission to First Decision: 50-70 days

Frequency: Quarterly in March, June, September, and December

Open Access Journal Support

APC: Foreign Authors (No Publication Charge), Iranian Authors (No Publication Charge)

Introducing JHPR (YouTube)        INDEXING AND ABSTRACTING

Journal of Horticulture and Postharvest Research aims to provide a forum for original investigations in horticulture. The journal publishes original research, short communication and review articles which cover applied and theoretical aspects in all areas of horticulture - fruit growing, vegetable growing, ornamental and medicinal plants. Papers on biotechnology, breeding, plant stress and nutrition, postharvest physiology and technology are also welcome (Journal Scope).

National Barberry Festival (October 2022) – Call for Abstracts

On the occasion of the National Barberry Festival, Journal of Horticulture and Postharvest Research plans to publish a special issue with the following topics in English. Interested researchers are hereby invited to prepare an abstract in English (Maximum in 200 words) for review and initial evaluation and submit it to the journal's email address (jhpr2018@gmail.com) until 20/7/1401 (10 October 2022). In case of initial acceptance, researchers can send the original articles (3500- 4000 words) via online system of JHPR journal by 30/9/1401 (20 December 2022) for evaluation and publication.


Barberry production and propagation, Breeding and biotechnology of barberry, Management of nutrition and irrigation of barberry orchards, Harvesting and post-harvest machines, Postharvest physiology and technologies, Food science, storage, processing and packaging of barberry, Management of barberry pests, diseases and weeds, Medicinal, therapeutic and industrial applications of barberry, Barberry management, economics and marketing

Original Article Tropical Fruits
Biochemical and physicochemical properties of some date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) fruit cultivars

Younes Abbasi Bastami; Davood Bakhshi; Aziz Torahi; Mohammadreza Pourghayoumi; Omid Khalifezadeh Koureh

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 197-206


  Purpose: The main aim of the present research was to determine the qualitative and quantitative properties of some commercial cultivars of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) fruit from Iran. Research method: Mature fruits of uniform size, without of physical damage or injury from insects and fungal infection ...  Read More

Original Article Olericulture
Seed yield and yield attributes of onions as influenced by surface cutting, weight, and planting date of mother bulbs

Ahmad jawid Zamany; Hamid Salari; Sayed Samiullah Hakimi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 207-220


  Purpose: This investigation aimed to study the effect of mother bulb surface cutting, weight and date of planting on plant growth, seed yield and seed quality of onions.  Research method: The experiment was conducted during 2020 at the Agriculture Research Farm of Kabul University. The study was ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Physiology
Summer pruning on seedless barberry: preliminary results on alternate bearing behavior

Mehdi Khayyat

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 221-230


  Purpose: Barberry (Berberis vulgaris L.) fruit is an important source of anthocyanin supplying for consumption and in medicine. The fruit production is not regular, and based on previous studies, shows strong biennial bearing habit. Research method: The present research was conducted during 6 consecutive ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Stress
Responses of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) drought-tolerant rootstocks to the salinity of irrigation water

Babak ValizadehKaji

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 231-240


  Purpose: Pomegranate is an important crop in Iran. However, soil and water salinity in pomegranate growing areas of Iran is one of the most important abiotic stresses resulting in economically significant losses. The most effective way to deal with salinity is to develop salinity-tolerant rootstocks ...  Read More

Original Article Pomology
Growth characteristics, yield, and fruit quality of the Asian pear genotypes (Pyrus serotina Rehd.) in climatic conditions of Isfahan- Iran

Maryam Tatari; Daryoush Atashkar; Ayoubali Ghasemi

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 241-252


  Purpose: Selection and evaluation of imported cultivars is one of the main programs for the breeding of fruit trees, including pears. Comparison of quantitative and qualitative traits of imported cultivars and genotypes with available cultivars of each region is necessary to obtain superior cultivars ...  Read More

Review Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
Application of silicone membrane technology to increase quality and shelf life of fruits and vegetables: a review

Nair Chithra Harinarayanan; Maya Raman

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 253-268


  Purpose: The prime aim of food storage and preservation is to protect and preserve food; and hence, extend its shelf life with minimal losses. Amongst the various factors involved to increase the shelf life and preservation, packaging plays a very critical role by providing a good physical barrier to ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
Quality retention of selected exotic fruits: Balata (Manilkara bidentata), Spanish Tamarind (Vangueria edulis) and fresh-cut West Indian Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)

Majeed Mohammed; Zareef Aqeeb Mohammed; Aneesa Mohammed; Omaida Mohammed

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 269-284


  Purpose: Exotic fruits could fulfill global requirements of health-conscious consumers, providing efficient postharvest management protocols are implemented to assure safety and quality. Research Methods: Compositional changes of ripe balata fruits (Manilkara bidentata), were investigated when seal-packaged ...  Read More

Original Article Pomology
Assessment of physico-chemical characteristics of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch cv Camarosa) during fruit growth and development stages using principal component analysis

Azam Amiri; Seyed Mohammad Hassan Mortazavi; Mohammad Mahmoodi Sourestani; javad Mottaghipisheh

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2022, Pages 285-296


  Purpose: The optimum harvest maturity for growers is depended on both product and marketing conditions. Non-climacteric fruits, especially strawberries, are generally harvested in fully ripen stage. The appearance, firmness, and phytonutrient compositions consist the main quality parameters in this fruits. ...  Read More

Plant Nutrition
Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers, and mulching on growth and yield of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.)

Saleha Farjana; Md Ashraful Islam; Tamanna Haque

Volume 2, Issue 2 , September 2019, , Pages 95-104


  Purpose: Cabbage is important fresh vegetable crop in most of the countries of the world. The experiment was conducted to evaluate the growth and yield of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L. cv. Atlas-70) as influenced by organic and inorganic fertilizers, and mulching. Research methods: The ...  Read More

Biotechnology and Tissue culture
In vitro propagation of Tunisian local garlic (Allium sativum L.) from shoot tip culture

Chadha Ayed; Chokri Bayoudh; Awatef Rhimi; Najla Mezghani; Faouzi Haouala; Bouthaina AL Mohandes Dridi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , September 2018, , Pages 75-86


  Purpose: Tunisian garlic is widely threatened by the attack of several viruses genus. For this purpose, a reliable protocol was established for rapid in vitro propagation of local garlic (Allium sativum L.) cultivars for large-scale production of virus-free plants and high quality bulblets. ...  Read More

Plant Growth Regulators
Effect of plant growth regulators on control of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) corm dormancy

Somaye Amini; Seyed Mahdi Ziaratnia

Volume 2, Issue 2 , September 2019, , Pages 167-176


  Purpose: Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is a valuable medicinal plant with a short flowering period. Its flowering management can be useful for the production of saffron in a farm or controlled condition. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of plant growth regulators (PGRs) on saffron ...  Read More

Postharvest Biology and Technology
Post-harvest losses in different fresh produces and vegetables in Pakistan with particular focus on tomatoes

Nida Firdous

Volume 4, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 71-86


  Purpose: International agencies have advocated that monitoring food security and world food resources are necessary to meet the needs of growing populations and to minimize postharvest losses. This paper focuses on the biochemical and physiological bases of changes that causes post-harvest losses and ...  Read More

The response of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.) to nitrogen levels and intra-row spacing in Debre Berhan Central Ethiopia

Gebremedhin Hailay; Awgchew Haymanot

Volume 2, Issue 2 , September 2019, , Pages 105-116


  Purpose: Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris L.) is highly appreciated for its nutritional properties, year round availability, low cost and wide use. In central highlands of Ethiopia, Swiss chard has been producing in urban and peri-urban areas but limited information is available about its nutrition and planting ...  Read More

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