Title: Effect of storage temperature on post-harvest quality of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassaDuch) genotypes

Authors: M. Moshiur Rahman; M. Mizanur Rahman

Addresses: Regional Horticulture Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute Sibpur, Narsingdi, 1701, Bangladesh ' Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Graduate School, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, 1706, Bangladesh

Abstract: A study to investigate the effect of storage temperature on the post-harvest quality of strawberry was conducted in Bangladesh during the winter season of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. Five strawberry genotypes viz. Sweet Charlie, Festival, Camarosa, FA 008 and BARI Strawberry-1, and four storage temperature (1°, 7°, 14° and 25°C) were used. Percent fruit decay, weight losses and visual appearance of strawberry were found up to the mark when fruits were stored at 1°C and that was significantly deteriorated when stored at a higher temperature and declined maximum at ambient condition. During storage, the TSS content of strawberry increased gradually and it was found to be slow at 1°C and rapid under ambient temperature. The ascorbic acid content of fresh fruits was decreased during storage, but the rate of reduction during storage was very slow at 1°C, but higher losses were noted at ambient condition.

Keywords: strawberry; post-harvest quality; storage temperature; freshness; weight loss; TSS; ascorbic acid.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPTI.2017.10013743

International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation, 2017 Vol.5 No.4, pp.286 - 299

Accepted: 16 Sep 2017
Published online: 11 Jun 2018 *

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