THE PROPER HARVEST TIME AND STORAGE REGIME OF 'MANPUNGBAE' PEAR CULTIVATED IN KOREA
The present study was conducted to establish the proper harvest time of the Asian pear Manpungbae through the changes in fruit quality at maturity and during storage. The peel of Manpungbae fruit turned yellow, fruit increased in soluble solids concentration (SSC) as the harvest was delayed, however, firmness decreased and mealiness appeared after 170 days after full bloom (DAFB). The SSC increased but firmness did not change significantly during storage. Fruit SSC increased during storage of 5 weeks and fruit firmness decreased, however, the firmness remained higher than 12 N (N/5 mm ø) irrespective of harvest maturity. Considering fruit quality after storage, the proper harvest time was from 160 until 167 DAFB. The larger fruit (850 g) had a tendency to be higher in SSC than smaller fruit (550 g) at harvest and after storage. There was no difference in firmness between the larger and smaller fruit before storage. The firmness of smaller fruit did not change during storage, but for larger fruit it decreased by about 2.1 N.
Choi, J.H., Kwon, Y.H., Choi, J.J., Yim, S.H., Kim, Y.K., Kim, S.J. and Lee, H.C. (2015). THE PROPER HARVEST TIME AND STORAGE REGIME OF 'MANPUNGBAE' PEAR CULTIVATED IN KOREA. Acta Hortic. 1094, 583-587
Pyrus pyrifolia, harvest time, day after full bloom, soluble solid contents