Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Four Strawberry Cultivar


Oezkaya O., DÜNDAR Ö.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.21, no.3, pp.2185-2188, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2185-2188

Abstract

Fruit pomological characteristics of different strawberry varieties grown in Adana province, Mediterranean region of Turkey were evaluated in this study. Camarosa, sweet charlie, california giant 4 and carmine cultivars were characterized. The varieties were compared for berry weight, total soluble solids, fruit acidity, total soluble solids/fruit acidity, pH, vitamin C, colour, individual sugars. The highest fruit weight average was obtained from camarosa and california giant 4 whereas they had the lowest total soluble solids. Vitamin C amount was higher in camarosa, sweet charlie and california giant 4 than carmine. Individual sugar contents of 4 varieties were very similar. All strawberry varieties that were analyzed for chemical and physical fruit characteristics had satisfactory results. Therefore, these cultivars can be grown in Adana province commercially.