The relationship of physical characteristics and sweetness of cherry tomatoes
Fruit appearance is important for the customer who is used to assess the quality and taste of fresh product influencing the purchase decision. The objective of this research was to correlate physical quality and taste of cherry tomatoes fruit. Cherry tomatoes were obtained from a supermarket in Bangkok. The total soluble solids (TSS), color (L, a*, b* and hue value), weight, wide and length of fruits were measured. The relationship between TSS and color, weight, width and length were assessed using the Pearson correlation coefficient (r), the coefficient of determination (r2) and linear regression were expressed by Excel. Hue value had low correlation with TSS. Simultaneously, L, a*, b*, weight, width and length had very low correlation with TSS. This research showed that taste of tomatoes could not be judged by physical characteristics.
Yingsanga, P. (2018). The relationship of physical characteristics and sweetness of cherry tomatoes. Acta Hortic. 1210, 193-198
appearance, purchase decision, total soluble solid, color, tomato