A research on controlled atmosphere (CA) storage of cv. "Elstar" on rootstock of MM 106

Akbudak B., Ozer M., Erturk Ü.

Postharvest Unlimited International Conference, Leuven, Belgium, 11 - 14 June 2002, pp.657-663 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.17660/actahortic.2003.599.86
  • City: Leuven
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.657-663
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The harvested apples cv. Elstar were taken into storage within a few hours and they were stored under different atmosphere combinations [(CO2%:O-2%) 0:21 (=normal atmosphere (NA)-control), 3:1, 3:1.5, 3:2 and 3:2.5] at 0+/-0.5degreesC and 90-95% relative humidity (RH), and then they were kept at room conditions (20+/-2degreesC and 60-65% RH) for 5 days in the same conditions in two different years. Physical and biochemical analyses [weight loss (%), respiration rate (mg CO2/kg h), titratable acidity (TA) (%), pH, water soluble solids (WSS) (%), fruit flesh firmness (FFF) (lb), pectin esterase (PE) activity (ml/h), fruit skin colour (L, a, b)] were determined in the samples taken at certain intervals during storage period and at the end of shelf life. At the end of research, the most successful results were obtained from 3:1.5 and partially 3:2 controlled atmosphere (CA) treatments.