Determination of aroma compounds of grafted and ungrafted Galia C8 melon cultivar in greenhouse growing

Yarsi G., Sari N.

10th EUCARPIA Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae, Antalya, Türkiye, 15 - 18 Ekim 2012, ss.415-420 identifier

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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Antalya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.415-420


In this study, aroma compounds of grafted and ungrafted melon (Galia C-8) were investigated. Galia C-8 melon cultivar was grafted onto 7 different rootstocks [Benincasa hispida (BH), Cucurbita ficifolia (CF), Luffa cylindrical (LC), P 360, RS 841, TZ 148 (Cucurbita Hybrids) and Cucumis melo 'Kirkagac 637'(KA 637)]. Aroma compounds in ripening fruits of Galia C-8 melon were determined and 24 aroma compounds were identified by GS-MS (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry). It was found that 2- methylbuthyl acetate, Hexyl acetate and Octyl acetate were the major compounds in grafted and ungrafted Galia C-8 melon cultivar. However, ethyl hexanoate was strongly positively correlated with fruity and sweet taste and the highest content of ethyl hexanoate was determined from Galia C8 /RS 841 graft combination, while others were in trace amounts. Octyl acetate, isobuthyl acetate and butyl acetate contents of ungrafted melon fruits were higher than grafted melon fruits but 2-methyl butyl acetate content was similar both ungrafted and grafted melon fruits.