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Effect of Storage Conditions on Storability and Antioxidant Potential Of Pears CV. ‘Conference’

Version 1 : Received: 19 May 2021 / Approved: 20 May 2021 / Online: 20 May 2021 (10:12:37 CEST)

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Łysiak, G.P.; Rutkowski, K.; Walkowiak-Tomczak, D. Effect of Storage Conditions on Storability and Antioxidant Potential of Pears cv. ‘Conference’. Agriculture 2021, 11, 545. Łysiak, G.P.; Rutkowski, K.; Walkowiak-Tomczak, D. Effect of Storage Conditions on Storability and Antioxidant Potential of Pears cv. ‘Conference’. Agriculture 2021, 11, 545.

Journal reference: Agriculture 2021, 11, 545
DOI: 10.3390/agriculture11060545

Abstract

Late pear cultivars, such as ‘Conference’, can be stored for a long period, with their storability depending on storage conditions. A three-year study (2011-2013) compared the impact of half-year storage using four technologies – normal atmosphere, normal atmosphere + 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), controlled atmosphere, controlled atmosphere + 1-MCP – on the quality parameters of ‘Conference’ pears, such as mass loss, firmness, total soluble solids, acidity, antioxidant capacity, and the incidence of diseases and disorders. Additionally, the study analysed different storage conditions in terms of profitability, based on the market prices for pears in the seasons during which the pears were stored. The storage conditions had a very strong influence on the fruit quality parameters, and was found to affect most visibly the mass loss and the incidence of postharvest diseases and disorders. The storage of ‘Conference’ pears for 180 days in normal atmosphere is not economically viable, even if the fruit is subjected to 1-MCP treatment.

Subject Areas

rootstock; 1-MCP; cost-effectiveness of technology, controlled atmosphere, cold storage, ORAC, TSS, acidity, firmness

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