Investigations on the postharvest physiology of some plum varieties grown in Adana, Turkey

Dundar O. , Ozguven A., Tatli H., Coskun M., Daskan Y.

5th International Symposium on Temperate Zone Fruits in the Tropics and Subtropics, Adana, Turkey, 29 May - 01 June 1996, pp.415-418 identifier identifier


The postharvest physiology of Black Amber, Climax, Stanley, Beauty and Bluefre plum varieties was studied. After harvest, the fruits were stored at 1 degrees C and 85-90 % relative humidity for 4 to 9 weeks. Fruits were analyzed for weight loss (%), total soluble solids (%), titratable citric acid contents, fruit flesh firmness and pH. Weight loss and total soluble solids increased with time whereas titratable citric acid contents and flesh firmness decreased. Based upon on data, plums can be stored for 4-8 weeks at 1 degrees C.