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


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.