Combined Effects of 1-Methylcyclopropene and Modified Atmosphere Packaging on the Quality of Freesia during Storage

Akbudak B., Ozer M. H., Akbudak N., Murat S.

11th International Symposium on Flower Bulbs and Herbaceous Perennials, Antalya, Turkey, 28 March - 01 April 2012, vol.1002, pp.349-354 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1002
  • Doi Number: 10.17660/actahortic.2013.1002.46
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-354
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In the study, the effect of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), normal (NA) and modified atmosphere (MA) storage treatments were investigated on postharvest quality properties of freesia (Freesia sp.). Freesias harvested in the experiment were divided into two groups: the first group of samples was treated with 675 ppb 1-MCP, the other group was not treated with 1-MCP. Cover materials in different characteristics were used in MA. All of the samples were stored 14 days at 4 +/- 1 degrees C temperature and 80 +/- 5% relative humidity and some quality analysis was done in the samples taken from 0, 7 and 14 days. When the quality parameters used in the study were examined, 1-MCP delayed the opening of flowers in general, in NA and MA groups, and showed a mitigating effect on flower dumps. In the end of the study, the best results in terms of postharvest quality characteristics were obtained from 1-MCP and 50 mu PE combined treatment.