OZONE FUMIGATION TO DELAY RIPENING OF MANGO 'NAM DOK MAI NO. 4'
Ozone has been used as a postharvest treatment to delay the physiological and biochemical changes in fruit during storage. In this study, mango fruit (Mangifera indica L.) Nam Dok Mai No. 4 were fumigated with ozone at 2 µl L-1 for 20 min and 10 µl L-1 for 10 min before storage at ambient (25°C) and after three days of ambient storage. Ozone at 10 µl L-1 significantly decreased the respiration rate at day 4 and 6 compared with the control. It also decreased ethylene production which however increased on day 4 and 6, and resulted in lower peel L* and b* on day 4, lower pulp a*, higher hue angle and lower weight loss on day 6 than that of the other treatments. Fruit firmness, soluble solid content and titratable acidity were not significantly affected.
Tran, T.T.L., Aiamla-or, S., Srilaong, V., Jitareerat, P., Wongs-Aree, C. and Uthairatanakij, A. (2015). OZONE FUMIGATION TO DELAY RIPENING OF MANGO 'NAM DOK MAI NO. 4'. Acta Hortic. 1088, 103-106
Mangifera indica L., physiological changes, quality, storage life