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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 2375-2385
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.291


Effect of Different Packaging Materials and Storage Temperatures on Storage Life of Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) cv. Bidhan Rajini – 1
J. Archana1*, A. Girwani2, D. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy3 and C.H. Raja Goud4
1Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, College of Horticulture, SKLTSHU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, India
2Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, College of Horticulture, SKLTSHU, Mojerla, India
3Department of Crop Physiology, College of Agriculture, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India
4Department of Entomology, College of Horticulture, SKLTSHU, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In order to study the effect of different packaging materials [Polypropylene bags and LDPE bags at different grades of thickness (100 and 200 guage)] and storage conditions (ambient conditions, 40C and 60C) on keeping quality of loose flowers of tuberose, fully developed unopened buds of tuberose loose flowers cv. Bidhan Rajini - 1 were harvested from the experimental plot early in the morning. It was observed that packaging significantly influenced Physiological loss in weight (PLW%), relative water content (RWC%), fifty percent wilting of flowers (days) and storage life (days) of flowers throughout the storage period. Among all the treatments, the loose flowers packaged in LDPE bags at 200 gauge and stored at 40C has recorded the minimum physiological loss in weight (0.656%), maximum relative water content (86.15%) and maximum days for fifty percent wilting (17.6 days) and the flowers remained fresh for 21 days. Whereas the flowers without packaging and kept at ambient temperatures lost their shelf life within 2 days. In the present experiment beneficial effects of the combination of packaging and low temperature storage helped to create the modified atmospheric condition (low temperature and high relative humidity) and resulted to maintain a better quality flower for a longer time.


Keywords: Packaging material, Quality, Storage temperature and Tuberose
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Archana, J., A. Girwani, D. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy and Raja Goud, C.H. 2019. Effect of Different Packaging Materials and Storage Temperatures on Storage Life of Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) cv. Bidhan Rajini – 1.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 2375-2385. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.291