Comparative physiological and proteomic analysis reveal distinct regulation of peach skin quality traits by altitude
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The role of environment in fruit physiology has been established; however, knowledge regarding the effect of altitude in fruit quality traits is still lacking. Here, skin tissue quality characters were analyzed in peach fruit (cv. June Gold), harvested in 16 orchards located in low (71.5 m mean), or high (495 m mean) altitudes sites. Data indicated that soluble solids concentration and fruit firmness at commercial harvest stage were unaffected by altitude. Peach grown at high-altitude environment displayed higher levels of pigmentation and specific antioxidant-related activity in their skin at ...