The influence of some calcium chloride products on post-harvest apple quality
The optimal time for harvesting is determined by the output destination: fresh consumption, industrialization, etc. For good fresh fruit consumption, harvest maturity is determined differently depending on species, variety, storage conditions, remoteness of consumer etc. In this experiment we studied the influence of some products based on calcium chloride upon 2 varieties of apple fruit from market in the west of Romania. For this purpose, immature fruits were harvested and stored in different temperature conditions. The following quality parameters were determined: fruit firmness, soluble carbohydrate content and starch test.
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