THE EFFECT OF CO2 AND O2 ON THE QUALITY OF BURLAT CHERRIES

S. Remón, A. Ferrer, A.I. Negueruela, R. Oria
Burlat cherry is a very early cultivar extensively grown in the North-East of Spain. This variety has a very short harvesting season as well as a very short postharvest life, too short for successful commercialization. Although some previous studies have been conducted in MAP or CA storage of cherries (Chen et al., 1981; Meheriuk et al., 1997), recommendations about CO2 and O2 levels are often inconsistent and their effects on some quality parameters are still unclear. Cherries have been usually classified as a fruit very tolerant to high CO2 levels; but our previous experiments in MAP storage of Burlat cherries have shown a negative effect on quality when using conventional recommendations (Remón et al., 1998).

The purpose of this work was to determine the optimum concentration of CO2 and O2 for this cultivar as well as the effects on its storage quality.

Remón, S., Ferrer, A., Negueruela, A.I. and Oria, R. (2001). THE EFFECT OF CO2 AND O2 ON THE QUALITY OF BURLAT CHERRIES. Acta Hortic. 553, 665-667
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.553.160
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.553.160
Controlled atmospheres, CO2 and O2 tolerances, soluble solids, titratable acidity, enzymatic activity , pigments, sensory analysis.
English
553_160
665-667

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