Postharvest Responses of 'Malindi' Cavendish Banana to Various Storage Conditions

Umezuruike Linus Opara, Rashid Al-Yahyai, Nafla Al-Waili, Fahad Al Said, Majeed Al-Ani, Annamalai Manickavasagan, Adel Al-Mahdouri

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Abstract

'Malindi' banana (Musa,'Dwarf Cavendish') was stored at three storage conditions (11-12°C and 95.5% RH; 20-22°C and 82-85% RH; and cyclic cooling and warming to simulate day/night conditions during the banana harvest season: 28°C and 50% RH/18°C and 70% RH). Fruit storage life was 21, 10, and 8 days in the refrigerated storage, normal room storage, and storage under cyclic day/night conditions, respectively. Fruit ripening, respiration, and ethyelene production were significantly higher at high temperature storage and cyclic day/night conditions leading to faster fruit deterioration. Under these storage conditions, the rate of fruit weight loss, firmness, vitamin C loss, and chlorophyll degradation was also higher compared to refrigeration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-388
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Fruit Science
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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Keywords

  • Dwarf Cavendish
  • Musa spp.
  • physicochemical properties
  • ripening
  • storage
  • vitamin C

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  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science
  • Ecology
  • Horticulture

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Postharvest Responses of 'Malindi' Cavendish Banana to Various Storage Conditions. / Opara, Umezuruike Linus; Al-Yahyai, Rashid; Al-Waili, Nafla; Said, Fahad Al; Al-Ani, Majeed; Manickavasagan, Annamalai; Al-Mahdouri, Adel.

In: International Journal of Fruit Science, Vol. 13, No. 4, 10.2013, p. 373-388.

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Opara, Umezuruike Linus ; Al-Yahyai, Rashid ; Al-Waili, Nafla ; Said, Fahad Al ; Al-Ani, Majeed ; Manickavasagan, Annamalai ; Al-Mahdouri, Adel. / Postharvest Responses of 'Malindi' Cavendish Banana to Various Storage Conditions. In: International Journal of Fruit Science. 2013 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 373-388.
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