Relative humidity and its interaction with the wounds on decay incidence and ripening of 'Galaxy' apples during cold storage

Authors

  • Auri Brackmann Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Fabio Rodrigo Thewes Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Rogério de Oliveira Anese Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Eduardo Perkovski Machado Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Vagner Ludwig Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Erani Eliseu Schultz Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v32n4a2016-29189

Keywords:

Malus domestica, decay severity, physiological disorders, mass loss, ethylene.

Abstract

The objectives of the present work were control the decay incidence and ripening of wounded fruits by the relative humidity management during the storage. Fruits were allocated in mini experimental chambers at the temperature of 1°C during 5 months. Was verified a significant interaction on ethylene production after 2 and 6 days of shelf life at 20°C. On the evaluation carried out after 6 days, wounded fruits stored under LRH showed lower ethylene production. There was higher mass loss in wounded fruits stored in HRH. Wounded fruits showed high decay incidence. The LRH is not an efficient method to control decay incidence in wounded fruits, but maintain higher flesh firmness, lower ethylene production and respiration rate.

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Published

2016-07-08

How to Cite

BRACKMANN, A., THEWES, F.R., ANESE, R. de O., MACHADO, E.P., LUDWIG, V. and SCHULTZ, E.E., 2016. Relative humidity and its interaction with the wounds on decay incidence and ripening of ’Galaxy’ apples during cold storage . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 857–862. [Accessed20 May 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v32n4a2016-29189. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/29189.

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Agricultural Sciences