STORAGE ABILITY OF PICKLING CUCUMBERS AS INFLUENCED BY THE METHOD OF HARVESTING

L. Garte, J. Weichmann
It was examined how the storage ability of pickling cucumbers was influenced by mechanical harvesting with the American Hart-Carter machine and the Hungarian BMG-harvester on one hand and by hand-harvesting on the other. The results were as follows:
  1. Pickling cucumbers harvested mechanically showed a respiration distinctly higher than that of cucumbers harvested by hand;
  2. Mechanical harvesting of cucumbers caused higher mass losses than harvesting by hand. But there were no differences in rotting.

Thus the conclusions are: From the point of view of post harvest physiology cucumbers harvested mechanically should quickly be processed.

Garte, L. and Weichmann, J. (1974). STORAGE ABILITY OF PICKLING CUCUMBERS AS INFLUENCED BY THE METHOD OF HARVESTING. Acta Hortic. 38, 373-378
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1974.38.30
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1974.38.30
38_30
373-378

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