Determination of Controlled Atmosphere Storage Conditions for '0900 Ziraat' Sweet Cherry Fruit

Akbudak B., Tezcan H., Eris A.

5th International Cherry Symposium, Bursa, Turkey, 6 - 10 June 2005, pp.855-859 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.17660/actahortic.2008.795.138
  • City: Bursa
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.855-859
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this research was to determine the effects of combinations of low O-2 and high CO2 in the storage atmosphere on the storage quality of '0900 Ziraat' sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.). The fruit were placed in six different %CO2:%O-2 atmosphere combinations (0:21 [control], 5:5, 10:5, 15:5, 20:5, 25:5) at 0 +/- 0.5 degrees C and 90 +/- 5% relative humidity for up to 60 days. The fruit was stored more successfully in 20:5 and 25:5 treatments than in other treatments. Accordingly, it is recommended that the levels of CO2 for the storage of '0900 Ziraat' should be increased above 15% in CA storage.