THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT POSTHARVEST APPLICATIONS ON SOME PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES IN 'RUBYGEM' AND 'SABRINA' STRAWBERRY (FRAGARIA X ANANASSA DUCH.) CULTIVARS

O TEKIN, Ş ÇAVUŞOĞLU
2018 Applied Ecology and Environmental Research  
Tekin -Çavuşoğlu: Effects of hot water and UV-C applications in some strawberry cultivars stored in modified atmosphere condition -5299 -APPLIED ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 16(4):5299-5310. Abstract. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of two standards strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) cultivars 'Rubygem' and 'Sabrina' grown under protected cultivation system in Mersin province in Turkey. The fruit quality preservation during storage in Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) at
more » ... packaging (MAP) at different storage temperatures as well as preservative compatibility under Ultraviolet-C (UV-C), hot water and combined applications were studied. Strawberry fruits kept in cold temperatures (0 °C and 5 °C) for 20 days and biochemical changes (total phenolic content, total antioxidant capacity, vitamin C content and sugar content) were measured after harvest and storage The 'cv. Rubygem' kept its quality for 16 days in all treatments and for 20 days in UV-C and UV-C + hot water applications when kept at 0 °C. Also, the fruits stored at 5 °C kept their quality for 12 days and it was observed that hot water and UV-C + hot water treatments got better results in the same period and at the same storage temperature. In the 'cv. Sabrina' results showed that fruit samples at 0 °C were successfully maintained in control as well as the other 3 treatments until the 12 th day. The preservation was continued in UV-C, hot water and combined treatments on the 16 th day of the storage and the best ones were the hot water and UV-C + hot water at the end of the 20 th day. As a result, it was observed that total phenolic contents, total antioxidant activity and sugar were found decrease at the end of storage for both cultivars while fluctuations in vitamin C.
doi:10.15666/aeer/1604_52995310 fatcat:zm4d6rradbge7jbvrfxl4cooka