Influence of Cultivars‚ Calcium Chloride and Periods on Fruit Storage Behavior of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)

Influence of Cultivars‚ Calcium Chloride and Periods on Fruit Storage Behavior of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)


Sarfaraz Fatah Ali Al-Bamarny1 & Azad Hassan Yonis2

          

1 Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Forestry- Duhok University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region - Iraq. 

E-mail: sarfarazfatah@yahoo.com

2 Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture- Salahaddin University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region - Iraq.

E-mail: a_azad60@yahoo.com




Article info


Original: 3 Apr.  2015 Revised: 18 May 2015
Accepted: 31 May 2015
Published online: 
20 Dec. 2015  

         
Key Words: 
Pomegranate
Cultivars
Calcium chloride
Storage periods  

 
     


Abstract
 Fruits of two local pomegranate cultivars (Sharmny and Hablary) were harvested during 2011 season; harvested fruits were dipped in 0, 2 and 4% CaCl2 for 4 minutes and stored at ambient temperature for four storage periods (1, 2, 3 and 4) months. Results revealed that Hablary cultivar was significantly maintained titratable acidity (%), reduced fruit weight loss and fruit decay compared to Sharmny cultivar. Moreover, Fruit dipped in 4 % CaCl2 had a significant decrease in fruit weight loss and recorded the highest TSS, TSS/TA ratio and vitamin C. compared to other treatments. Furthermore, TSS, TSS/TA ratio and fruit weight loss were significantly increased, while TA and vitamin C significantly reduced with the prolonging of storage periods.


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Kewan Omer,
Dec 22, 2015, 1:58 PM