Investigations on cold storage and postharvest physiology of J.H. Hale peach

Dundar O.

5th International Symposium on Temperate Zone Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics, Adana, Turkey, 29 May - 01 June 1996, pp.411-414 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Adana
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.411-414
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The postharvest physiology of J.H.Hale peach was studied. This variety has firm flesh and is suitable for transport. Fruits were stored at 0 degrees C and 85-90 % relative humidity for five weeks. Fruits were analyzed for weight loss (%), total soluble solids (%), titratable malic acid contents, fruit flesh firmness, pH and peel colour. Weight loss and total soluble solids increased with time of storage whereas titratable malic acid content and flesh firmness continuously decreased. Our results indicate that J.H.Hale can be successfully stored for 4-5 weeks at 0 degrees C.