EFFECT OF PRECOOLING AND POLYETHYLENE FILM LINERS IN CORRUGATED BOXES ON QUALITY OF LYCHEE FRUITS

S. Ketsa, K. Leelawatana
'Hong Huay' lychee fruits were precooled immediately after harvest by hydrocooling and room cooling at production site before packing in corrugated boxes with and without polyethylene (PE) film liners and shipped to the wholesale market by truck within 12 hours and stored at 5°C (80% RH). The results showed that internal temperature of lychee fruits was reduced to 5°C within 18 minutes by hydrocooled, while room cooling took 71 minutes. Hydrocooled lychee fruits packed in corrugated boxed with PE film liners had the best appearance at day 6 during storage. Regardless of precooling, lychee fruits packed in corrugated boxes with PE film liners had longer storage life than those without PE film liners.
Ketsa, S. and Leelawatana, K. (1992). EFFECT OF PRECOOLING AND POLYETHYLENE FILM LINERS IN CORRUGATED BOXES ON QUALITY OF LYCHEE FRUITS. Acta Hortic. 321, 742-746
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.93
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.93

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