EFFECT OF 1-MCP AND XTEND BAGS ON SHELF LIFE OF MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) ¿BANESHAN¿ DURING EXTENDED COLD STORAGE
Mango Baneshan fruits harvested at two stages of maturity (7-8 and 8-9°Brix TSS) were treated with 1-methylcyclopropene at 1000 and 2000 ppb and unpacked or packed in Xtend® bags before storage at 12.5±1°C. Fruit samples were subjected to analysis after 28, 32 , 36 and 40 days of cold storage. Fruit ripening was delayed by 1-MCP treatment and Xtend® bag packaging. However, extended holding of 1-MCP treated fruit in Xtend® bags encouraged physiological and pathological deterioration. Both 1-MCP levels without packaging resulted in better quality and longer shelf life of up to 36 days as compared to other treatments.
Kumar, A.K., Babu, J.D. and Pratap, M. (2015). EFFECT OF 1-MCP AND XTEND BAGS ON SHELF LIFE OF MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA L.) ¿BANESHAN¿ DURING EXTENDED COLD STORAGE. Acta Hortic. 1088, 179-184
1-methylcyclopropene, modified atmosphere packaging, quality, shelf life