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Effect of a short-term CO2 treatment on ripening and quality of European plum (Prunus domestica) during ambient air storage
- Wang, R., Xuan, H., McCormick, R., Streif, J.
- Acta horticulturae 2012 no.934 pp. 191-197
- Prunus domestica, air, carbon dioxide, cultivars, plums, postharvest treatment, ripening, shelf life, temperature
- This work evaluates the effect of a short-term CO2 treatment on the postharvest quality during shelf-life at room temperature of European plum (Prunus domestica) cultivars 'Hanita' and 'Elena' harvested at different ripening stages. 'Hanita' behaved as a climacteric fruit, 'Elena' behaved as a 'suppressed' climacteric fruit in which there were no obvious ethylene or respiration rate peaks measured during shelf-life at room temperature. Short term exposure to high CO2 did not have any effect in extended shelf-life of 'Elena' plum fruit, but accelerated the deterioration of 'Hanita'.