Effects of 'Tuzcu' sour orange clone rootstocks selected from east Mediterranean region on storage of 'Kutdiken' lemons

Ozkaya O. , Dundar O. , Tuzcu O.

5th International Postharvest Symposium, Verona, İtalya, 6 - 11 Haziran 2004, ss.1137-1144 identifier identifier


In this work 'Kutdiken' Lemons (Citrus limon) which is standard variety in Turkey were grafted on four different clonal rootstocks that selected from east Mediterranean region and they compared from the stand point of storage in common and conventional cold stores. 'Kutdiken' Lemons, those are grafted on different clonal rootstocks were wrapped into papers and stored eight months for the first year and nine months for the second year at 10 degrees C and 90-95% relative humidity (RH) in conventional stores, 7.5-11.2 degrees C and 85-97.5 relative humidity for common stores without using any chemicals or fungicides. Quality measurements were done by destructive methods in each month and results were evaluated to understand effect of rootstocks on lemon storability. This research showed that the fruits of 'Kutdiken' Lemons, which were grafted on T14, T16, and T20 clonal rootstocks were stored their quality better than the others.