The effect of passive atmosphere on quality of 'Dottato' breba fig stored at low temperature
'Dottato' is the most representative fig (Ficus carica L.) Italian cultivar. Consumers prefer fresh figs at tree ripe maturity stage and fig fruit do no stand more than 3 days, even at low temperatures. To reduce their respiration rate and increase their postharvest life, the effectiveness of low temperature storage was studied on 'Dottato' fig fruit either placed in rigid bi-oriented polystyrene bags or left in open bags, and stored for 3, 5, 7, 10 and 14 days at 4°C and 90% RH. Appearance score, respiration rate, soluble solids, were measured at each sampling date. Fig fruit control in air, showed excellent quality performances still after 7 days of storages, while fruit held, in passive modified atmosphere, showed substantial decay after 3 days of storage.
Allegra, A. and Colelli, G. 2017. The effect of passive atmosphere on quality of 'Dottato' breba fig stored at low temperature. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1173:315-318
Ficus carica L., storage, visual appearance, shelf life