Studies on Storage of Valencia Orange Fruits

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The present investigation was carried out for two successive seasons 2012 and 2013 on Valencia orange fruit. The effect of postharvest treatments i.e. chitosan at 2%, citric acid 0.5% and malic acid 150 ppm as well as their combinations on some fruit quality parameters during cold storage at 5°C. 90-95% relative humidity, to assess the effect of treatments on weight loss %, decay, fruit firmness (Ib/inch2), juice TSS %, juice acidity % and respiration rate. It was concluded from the results, that Valencia orange fruits treated with chitosan 2% + citric acid 0.5% + malic acid 150 ppm gave the best results during cold storage at 5°C after 90 days.

Authors: 
Mohamed R. Barakat
Authors: 
Abeer T. Mohsen
Authors: 
Ahmed F. Jasim
Publisher: 
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants
Year: 
2014