The Effects of Different Packaging Types on Fruit Quality of Quince (cv. Eşme) in Modified Atmosphere PackagingAbstract views: 77 / PDF downloads: 133
Keywords:Modified atmosphere, packaging films, quince, cold storage, fruit quality
In this study, investigated the effects of different packaging types on the type of ‘EŞME’ quince(Cydonia vulgaris L.) in grown under Tokat conditions. Applications, control, polystyrene plates+PVC stretch film, packaging low density polyethylene and the transparent polyamide were taken into consideration. The temperature was 0-2 degrees and relative humidity was between 85-95% in cold storage environment. Fruits
stored for 6 months. In fruits, the deterioration began from the fourth month (The transparent poliamite treatment which was excluded from the experiment, was not included to this process). The weight loss of at least approximately was seen as 0.14% in Low-Density Polyethylene packaging. Effects of the type of packaging had significant on the flesh firmness in during storage. At least change, in the implementation of
low-density polyethylene were observed. Total soluble solid fell at all packaging applications in during storage. Maximum reduction was seen in application of polystyrene plates+PVC stretch film. In all applications, the acidity increased and the pH fell. The tasting test as a result of the fruits of edible quality until the fourth month. The best results were found from control and the application of low-density polyethylene.