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EFFECT OF CHEMICALS AND PACKAGING ON SHELF LIFE AND FRUIT QUALITY OF STRAWBERRY (FRAGARIA × ANANASSA DUCH.)

Article Id: ARCC4444
Citation :- EFFECT OF CHEMICALS AND PACKAGING ON SHELF LIFE AND FRUIT QUALITY OF STRAWBERRY (FRAGARIA × ANANASSA DUCH.).Agricultural Science Digest.2007.(27)
Singh Akath1, Singh J.N., Srivastava A.K.
Address : Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, India. 1ICAR Research complex for NEH Region, Umiam - 793 103, Meghalaya.

Abstract

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of different chemicals and packaging for increasing the storage life of strawberry fruits cv. Sweet Charlie. Among various treatments CaCl2 at 2% gave better result on extension of storage period and considerably reduced the physiological loss in weight. The acidity, total soluble solids, total sugars and ascorbic acid content of fruits first showed increasing trend and then started decreasing during the storage. The qualities of untreated fruits deteriorated much rapidly than the treated fruits.

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