CHANGES IN THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF SEVERAL PEACH CULTIVARS (PRUNUS PERSICA L.) DURING COLD STORAGE
Peach (Prunus persica L.) fruit ripen and deteriorate quickly at ambient temperature. This work evaluates the changes in chemical composition during cold storage based on the emission of volatile compounds, standard quality parameters and consumer acceptance of four different peach cultivars. Early Rich®, Royal Glory®, M-104 and Elegant Lady® peaches were harvested at commercial harvest date and stored in air at -0.5°C for 10, 20 and 40 days, and then analyzed after remaining for 1 and 3 days at 20°C (shelf life). 2-Ethyl-1-hexenal, propyl hexanoate and soluble solids content were the variables found the most consistently exhibiting a positive correlation with consumer acceptance.
Cano , J., López, L. and Echeverría, G. (2012). CHANGES IN THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF SEVERAL PEACH CULTIVARS (PRUNUS PERSICA L.) DURING COLD STORAGE . Acta Hortic. 934, 1061-1065
cold storage, peaches, physicochemical changes, volatile compounds emission