Potential of Vitaceae plant extracts as an alternative for maintaining postharvest life in cherimoya

J. Salomon-Castaño, J.C. Pedroza, L.E. López, O. Franco-Mora
Keeping the postharvest quality of Annonacea fruit species is a continuous demand of producers and consumers of these commodities, including soursop, cherimoya, ilama, sugar apple, etc. Previously, application of resveratrol, reagent level and included in medical pills, improved postharvest storage in soursop and cherimoya. Plants of Vitis spp. and Cissus spp. are a natural source of resveratrol, recently, those plant extracts have been used to control plant pests, i.e., Botrytis spp. and added to fruit coats for improving shelf life. Aqueous leaves extracts of both, Vitis sp. and Cissus tiliacea (Kunth), 1:1.3 (w:v) were applied separately in a commercial cherimoya orchard, starting 25 d after fruit set, and then after every 25 d. Application of C. tiliacea plant extracts presented potential for improving postharvest fruit life of cherimoya as a reduction in the rates of fruit weight and firmness losses, in relation to control, was observed.
Salomon-Castaño, J., Pedroza, J.C., López, L.E. and Franco-Mora, O. (2022). Potential of Vitaceae plant extracts as an alternative for maintaining postharvest life in cherimoya. Acta Hortic. 1340, 61-64
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2022.1340.9
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2022.1340.9
Annonaceae, flavor, fruit firmness, peel color, phenols
English

Acta Horticulturae