1-Methylcyclopropene maintains postharvest quality in Norwegian apple fruit

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dc.contributor.author Falagan Sama, Natalia
dc.contributor.author Terry, Leon A.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-11T20:40:13Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-11T20:40:13Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-26
dc.identifier.citation Falagán N & Terry LA (2019) 1-Methylcyclopropene maintains postharvest quality in Norwegian apple fruit. Food Science and Technology International, Available online 26 December 2019 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1082-0132
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/1082013219896181
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/15122
dc.description.abstract Norwegian fruit production is mostly destined for the local market and can suffer from poor-quality retention during storage. 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) is an inhibitor of ethylene perception used to maintain the physical and functional quality of pome fruit. Extensive work has been carried out on the effect of 1-MCP on apples, but not on cultivars grown in Norway. In this work, the potential of 1-MCP application (0.625 ml l −1 for 24 h at 0 ± 1℃) for ripening control of the apple cultivars ‘Aroma’, ‘Red Gravenstein’, and ‘Summered’ was studied during 1 and 1.5 months of cold storage; both scenarios were followed by five days of shelf life. The application of 1-MCP reduced softening by an average of 12% in ‘Aroma’, ‘Red Gravenstein’, and ‘Summered’ apples when cold stored for both 1 and 1.5 months as compared to control. External colour remained similar to initial values in 1-MCP fruit when compared to control apples, which presented a significant skin darkening. This indicated a delay in the ripening process. 1-MCP treatment did not affect total soluble solids content. ‘Aroma’ samples treated with 1-MCP showed a low sucrose hydrolysis, indicating a slower ripening process. This work confirms that 1-MCP postharvest treatment shows great potential for maintenance of apple cvs. in Norway during cold storage and shelf life. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Sage en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject Malus domestica en_UK
dc.subject food waste en_UK
dc.subject postharvest en_UK
dc.title 1-Methylcyclopropene maintains postharvest quality in Norwegian apple fruit en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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