EFFECTS OF STORAGE TEMPERATURE AND PACKING METHOD ON THE KEEPING QUALITY OF CYPRUS CARROTS
Cyprus grown carrots, packed in nets with or without perforated polyethylene liners, were stored at ambient, 10°C and 1°C for 14 days, a period representing the normal shipping time between Cyprus and the United Kingdom. Decay was controlled at 1°C and was slight to moderate at 10°C. A significant decrease in weight loss and wilting for carrots packed in lined nets against those in open nets was observed under all storage conditions. Packing in lined nets did not increase the number of centres of infection or the proportion of nets containing infected roots after storage.
The total number of roots infected was higher in lined than unlined nets in some experimental lots due to more rapid enlargement of centres of infection.
Marriott, J., Proctor, F.J. and Vakis, N. (1974). EFFECTS OF STORAGE TEMPERATURE AND PACKING METHOD ON THE KEEPING QUALITY OF CYPRUS CARROTS. Acta Hortic. 38, 379-388