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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 979-985
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.117


Studies on Extending the Shelf Life of Fig (Ficus carica L.) Fruits Cv. Poona Fig
P. B. Sable1* and D. P. Waskar2
1Department of Horticulture, Shri Shivaji Agriculture College, Amravati, M.S., India
2Director of Research, Late Shri Vasantrao Naik Marathawada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani, M.S., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present investigation entitled, “Studies on extending the shelf life of Fig (Ficus Carica L.) fruits Cv. Poona Fig” was conducted at Department of Horticulture, Late Shri Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani, M.S., India during the year 2014-15. The experiment was conducted in Factorial Completely Randomized Design (FCRD) with six pre-harvest treatments and two storage conditions. The treatments were replicated three times. The preharvest sprays (0.5%, 1.0% and control) were undertaken 10 and 20 days before harvesting fruits of Fig Cv. Poona fig. The fruits were packed in CFB boxes and stored under two environments viz. at room temp. (15.10 to 41.30C and 49.00 – 71.00% RH) and in cool store (50C and 90-95% RH). The results revealed that there was an increase in TSS, reducing sugars and total sugars with corresponding decrease in acidity of fig Cv.Poona fig fruits under both the storage conditions irrespective of pre-harvest treatments. Fruits stored in cool store followed the same trend of physico-chemical changes but at a slower rate. The shelf life of control fig fruits was found to be hardly 2 days at room temperature. However fig fruits of variety Cv. Poona fig could be stored upto 40 days at room temperature when these were given spray of CaCl2 (1.0%) 10 days before harvesting. The shelf life of untreated fruits of both these varieties was hardly 5 days in CS. However, it could be further extended upto 8 days when given spray of CaCl2(1.0%) 10 days before harvesting and stored in CS.


Keywords: Pre-harvest spray, Room temperature, Cool storage, Shelf life, Fig fruits)
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Sable, P. B. and Waskar, D. P. 2020. Studies on Extending the Shelf Life of Fig (Ficus carica L.) Fruits Cv. Poona Fig.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 979-985. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.117