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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 832-843
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.104


Extension of the Storage-life of Marigold cv. ‘Calcutta Gainda’ using Cold Room
Parag Babaji Jadhav*
Agricultural Research Expert,Ecofrost Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Survey No 134/1, 134/2,130/3, Jeevan Nagar, Tathawade, Pune, Maharashtra- 411033, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An investigation to evaluate the storage-life of Marigold cv. ‘Calcutta Gainda’ at room conditions and inside cold storage was undertaken at Ecofrost Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Tathawade, Pune (MH), India during the monsoon 2016-17. The best flowers from a farmer’s field were selected based on quality and the effect of cold storage (4°C and 93% RH) and packaging on the storage-life of these flowers was studied. The experiment showed flowers kept inside cold storage to have minimum weight loss (lb), minimum shrivelling percentage, minimum rot percentage, better appearance and brighter colour. Some Marigold flowers were stored in cold storage inside black polythene bags (BPBs) and showed greater retention of storage life, less rotting and shrivelling percentages, better appearance and colour than air-stored flowers at ordinary room conditions. The BPBs were found to reduce weight-loss. Flowers in BPBs kept inside cold storage had a shelf life of 8 days compared to 3.5 days for flowers kept in ordinary room conditions. Post-storage life was recorded to be 2 days for flowers in BPB’s kept inside cold storage.


Keywords: Marigold, Gainda, BPB, Ecofrost, Cold storage, Temperature, Humidity, etc.
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Parag Babaji Jadhav. 2018. Extension of the Storage-life of Marigold cv. ‘Calcutta Gainda’ using Cold Room.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 832-843. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.104