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

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Number of Volumes 5

Number of Issues 17

Number of Articles 160

Article View 70,355

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PDF Download Per Article 409.06


Number of Submissions 289

Accepted Submissions 162

Acceptance Rate (%) 56

Number of Indexing Databases 35

h-index Google = 10

Citations = 355

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 for Submissions Until June 20, 2022)

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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).

Original Article Plant Nutrition
Stabilized amine nitrogen (SAN) increases tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) yield under experimental and commercial production

Sally Wilkinson; Jolyon Dodgson; Anna K Weston; David J Marks

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 105-118


  Purpose: Excessive nitrogen use for crop production leads to environmental damage, so nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) needs to be improved. Stabilized amine nitrogen (SAN) (Lono, Levity Crop Science) has been shown to increase quality and yield of several crops. This work assesses the use of SAN for tomato ...  Read More

Original Article Biotechnology and Tissue culture
Effects of monochromatic red and blue light-emitting diodes and phenyl acetic acid on in vitro mass production of Pyrus communis ‘Arbi’

Mariem Lotfi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 119-128


  Purpose: In Tunisia, Pyrus communis ‘Arbi’ is broadly imperiled by Erwinia amylovora. The breeding of resistant rootstocks is an effectual control strategy for disease management. Therefore, a sound protocol for micropropagation and for the extensive production of high-quality plantlets was ...  Read More

Original Article Medicinal Plants
Characterization of the Moroccan saffron in relation to climate, soil, and water in its main production zones

Fatima Zahra El Grah; Salma Malak Bennasser; Hamza El Ghazali; Rachid Ait Hammou; Cherif Harrouni; Salma Daoud

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 129-140


  Purpose: Moroccan saffron is considered among the best quality produce worldwide. Its main production zones in Morocco are Taliwine and Taznakht administrative districts, located in the semiarid and arid bioclimatic ranges. The present study objective is the chemical characterization of Moroccan saffron ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
Morphological and physico-chemical characteristics of three local pineapple [Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.] cultivars grown under subtropical region of Bhutan

Ratu Kinley; Chinta Mani Dhimal; Ganja Singh Rai

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 141-154


  Purpose: Although the area under pineapple [Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.] cultivation has been increasing over the years in Bhutan, information on the morphological characters and yield performances of the cultivars grown in the country are literally absent. In this study, three landrace cultivars of pineapple ...  Read More

Original Article Food Science and Technology
Optimizing the production of green food color from mulberry leaves at different harvest times

Laleh Mosharraf; Maryam Tatari; Saeed Malek

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 155-166


  Purpose: The white mulberry tree (Morusalba) having a low water requirement, is native to Iran. Mulberry leaf extract is a rich chlorophyll source, and natural source of antioxidants and coloring pigments. White mulberry leaf extract was studied in terms of color production ability and antioxidant properties. ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
Effects of UV-C and calcium ascorbate on postharvest quality of ‘Langra’ mango

َAmin Mirshekari; Babak Madani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 167-176


  Purpose: Mango is known as one of the most important fruits for its delicious taste, flavor and high nutritional properties. However, due to the perishability and short shelf life of fruit, safe treatments are needed for increasing shelf life of fruit. This experiment carried out to elucidate effects ...  Read More

Original Article Postharvest Biology and Technology
Determination the best source of calcium for button mushroom conservation

Orang Khademi; Somayeh Khoveyteri-Zadeh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 177-186


  Purpose: Button mushroom has short postharvest life due to high respiration rate, fast browning and high transpiration rate. Calcium is regarded as a suitable material in order to preserve the quality and increase the postharvest life of button mushroom, but, in the research conducted on the edible mushrooms, ...  Read More

Original Article Plant Nutrition
Applying biochar and different form of nitrogen: be a good agricultural practice for better yield and processing quality of potato

Tuhin Suvra Roy; Naiem Imtiaz; Rajesh Chakraborty; Bimal Chandra Kundu; Eti Chakraborty

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 187-196


  Purpose: Produced tubers with inferior quality are the main bottleneck for exporting surplus amount of potato to the importing countries. Applying nitrogen as prilled and super granule urea along with biochar may improve the yield and processing quality of potato. To generalize a partial solution, the ...  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

Postharvest Biology and Technology
A novel edible coating for apple fruits

Behnam Jahanshahi; Azam Jafari; Mohammad Reza Vazifeshenas; Jalal Gholamnejad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 63-72


  Edible coatings are an environmentally friendly technology that is applied to many products to control moisture transfer, soluble and aromatic materials, gas exchange or oxidation processes. The objective of this research was to study the effect of tragacanth gum at the concentrations of 0, 5, 10, and ...  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

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

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

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 30 June 2022


  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

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 30 June 2022


  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

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 28 June 2022


  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

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 30 June 2022


  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

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