Sprouting of potato (Solanum tuberosum 'Granola') tubers as influenced by 1-methylcyclopropene

E.V. Bayogan, A.T. Lacap, J. Ekman
The effect of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) at three concentrations (0, 1 and 10 µL L-1) for 24 h (Expt. 1) or 24 and 48 h (Expt. 2) on ‘Granola’ potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tuber visual quality and sprout growth for 8 weeks under ambient dark conditions (27.4±0.62°C, 84.6±2.75% RH) was evaluated. Weight loss and sprouting (% sprouting and apical sprout length) did not vary with 1-MCP concentration and treatment duration. Visual quality at 8 weeks after treatment was better in tubers treated longer at 48 h due to lesser shriveling and decay. Visual quality, shriveling and decay were similar in tubers treated for only 24 h but not vitamin C content.
Bayogan, E.V., Lacap, A.T. and Ekman, J. (2018). Sprouting of potato (Solanum tuberosum 'Granola') tubers as influenced by 1-methylcyclopropene. Acta Hortic. 1213, 281-286
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1213.40
visual quality, sprout growth, 1-MCP

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