Influence of different concentrations of 1-methylcyclopropene on the quality of tomato harvested at different maturity stages


KÜÇÜKBASMACI SABIR F., Agar I. T.

JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, vol.91, no.15, pp.2835-2843, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jsfa.4529
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2835-2843

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A wide range of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) concentrations as well as various treatment durations have been studied in tomatoes by different researchers. However, little is known about interaction of 1-MCP doses and maturity stages of tomatoes. Therefore the effects of different concentrations of 1-MCP on storage and postharvest quality of 'Zorro' tomatoes harvested at mature green or pink maturity stages were investigated in a 2-year trial study.