THE EFFECTS OF PLASTIC FILM BAGS AT LOW TEMPERATURE STORAGE ON PROLONGING THE SHELF-LIFE OF RAMBUTAN (NEPHELIUM LAPPACEM) CV LEBAK BULUS

S. Harjadi, D. Tahitoe
An experiment was conducted to study the use of plastic bags to prevent condensation at 3 different temperature regimes (7°C, 10°C and 27°C) to prolong the shelf-life of rambutan cv Lebak Bulus. Another experiment was aimed at studying the effect of the type of plastic films with different thicknesses at 10°C. Each contained 10 fruits, done in three replicates.

The results showed that at 27°C the rejected fruits amounted to 92.5% after only 3 days of storage; storage at 7°C resulted in chilling injury, and also caused browning of the spinterns and peel. The best temperature was 10°C, with only 50% of the fruits were rejected after 7 days of storage.

Plastic bags can significantly prolong the shelf-life of rambutan. The appearance of spintern, peel in general was acceptable until 12–14 days of storage using plastics films, while the control fruits were already unacceptable on the third day. Different types of plastic did not produce different effect, while the thickness had slight influence. After 14 days of storage in plastic films, the aril showed only slight change in vitamin C, acid content and pH, while the total soluble solid was increased.

Harjadi, S. and Tahitoe, D. (1992). THE EFFECTS OF PLASTIC FILM BAGS AT LOW TEMPERATURE STORAGE ON PROLONGING THE SHELF-LIFE OF RAMBUTAN (NEPHELIUM LAPPACEM) CV LEBAK BULUS. Acta Hortic. 321, 778-785
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.98
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.98

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