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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 1886-1896
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.220


Standardization of Prepackaging Materials and Storage Environment on Post Harvest Shelf Life of Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.)
Rajasekar Manivelu1*, Swaminathan Venkatesan2 and Hemalatha Ganapathyswami3
 1Precision Farming Development Centre, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
2Horticultural College and Research Institute
3Home Science College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai – 625 104, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An investigation was carried out to study the effect of prepackaging materials on post harvest shelf life of Bitter gourd cultivars C1 - Roma, C2- CO 1, C3- MAHY 101, C4- US 6214 and C5- Palee. There were six treatments in factor one Viz.,T1- Perforated poly bag (200 gauge + 1 % ventilation), T2 -Unperforated poly bag (200 gauge), T3 - Wetted gunny bag, T4- Wetted cloth bag, T5- CFB box (1% ventilation) and T6- Control (without any packing) and two treatments in factor two Viz., Refrigerated condition (S1) and Ambient condition (S2). The results revealed that, the treatment T1- Perforated poly bag (200 gauge + 1 % ventilation) showed significantly lowest physiological loss in weight (PLW per cent), highest fruit firmness (Kg cm-1), highest percentage of sound fruits (Per cent) and longest shelf life (days) were recorded in the fruits stored under refrigerated condition (S1).


Keywords: Bitter gourd, Cultivars, Packaging, Shelf life, Storage
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Rajasekar Manivelu, Swaminathan Venkatesan and Hemalatha Ganapathyswami. 2017. Standardization of Prepackaging Materials and Storage Environment on Post Harvest Shelf Life of Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 1886-1896. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.220