RESPONSE OF MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) 'BANESHAN' TO POSTHARVEST 1-MCP TREATMENT AND MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING

A.K. Kumar, J.D. Babu, M. Pratap
Mango ‘Baneshan’ harvested at two stages of maturity (7-8 and 8-9°Brix) were treated with 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) at 1000 ppb or 2000 ppb and packed in polypropylene 100 gauge bags and Xtend® bags (4 kg/bag) before storage at 12.5±1°C. Representative samples were opened every 14 days and exposed to ambient temperatures for ripening. At four days interval, fruits were evaluated for physiological weight loss, firmness, colour, pH, total soluble solids, acidity, reducing and total sugars, ascorbic acid, β-carotene and organoleptic quality. Overall, results showed that fruits treated with 1000 ppb 1-MCP and packed in Xtend® bags had better quality and shelf life than the other treatments.
Kumar, A.K., Babu, J.D. and Pratap, M. (2015). RESPONSE OF MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) 'BANESHAN' TO POSTHARVEST 1-MCP TREATMENT AND MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING. Acta Hortic. 1088, 173-178
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1088.25
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1088.25
1-methylcyclopropene, cold storage, fruit quality, shelf life
English

Acta Horticulturae