SHORT TERM STORAGE OF LATE-HARVESTED RED DELICIOUS

E.M. Kupferman
Red Delicious apples must be highly colored to be accepted in the marketplace. Growers with lower coloring strains of Red Delicious leave the fruit on the tree beyond optimum maturity for storage to optimize red color development. Once harvested this fruit does not hold up in storage. In a series of trials to improve post storage quality, fruit was treated with chemicals (ReTain, diphenylamine) and/or various storage treatments: low oxygen shock, high carbon dioxide shock, controlled atmosphere. None of the atmosphere treatments was superior to controlled atmosphere. Fruit treated with ReTain or DPA were superior to those not treated.
Kupferman, E.M. (2001). SHORT TERM STORAGE OF LATE-HARVESTED RED DELICIOUS. Acta Hortic. 553, 723-727
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.553.182
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.553.182
apple, storage, controlled atmosphere, diphenylamine, ReTain
English
553_182
723-727

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