The influence of some calcium chloride products on post-harvest apple quality

  • Radu Sumalan Faculty of Horticulture, Banat’s University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine
  • Dorin Camen Faculty of Horticulture, Banat’s University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine
  • Florin Viliga Faculty of Horticulture, Banat’s University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine
  • Laura Suciu Faculty of Horticulture, Banat’s University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine

Abstract

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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Published
2013-11-27