Wrapping Materials and Cold Storage Durations Effect on Dry Matter Content of Plum

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Three wrapping materials (kraft paper + straw, kraft paper and news paper) and five cold storage durations (0, 8, 16, 24 and 32-day) were investigated for dry matter content of plum (cv. Shablon) during cold storage at -1°C temperature and 98% relative humidity. The experiment was laid out in Factorial Completely Randomized Design (FCRD) with four replications for each one of factors. The data collected were subjected to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Duncan’s Multiple Range Test (DMRT) at 1% probability was performed to compare the means of different treatments. The statistical results of the study indicated that wrapping material and cold storage duration significantly (P = 0.01) affected dry matter content. Results of the study also indicated that dry matter content increased by increasing cold storage duration. In addition, news paper was the best wrapping materials for conserving dry matter content.

Fariborz Naserzaeim
Majid Rashidi
Saeed Sayfzadeh
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal