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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 440-448
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.053


Influence of Postharvest Treatments on Quality of Loose Flowers of Polianthes tuberosa Linn. cv. Prajwal
Subhra Shil1, Suhrita Chakrabarty2 and Venkata Satish Kuchi3*
1Divyodaya Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Cebri, Khowai, Tripura 799207, India
2Department of Postharvest Technology, Faculty of Horticulture, BCKV, Nadia,West Bengal 741252, India
3Department of Postharvest Technology, College of Horticulture, Dr. YSRHU, Anantharajupeta, Andhra Pradesh 516105, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In order to study the interaction effect of pre-cooling (pre-cooled at 40C and non-pre-cooled), packaging (fiber bag, bamboo basket with newspaper lining and Corrugated Fibre Board (CFB) box with 100 gauge polyethylene lining) and storage conditions (40C and room temperature) on keeping quality of loose flowers of tuberose, fully developed unopened buds of tuberose loose flowers cv. Prajwal were harvested from the experimental plot early in the morning. It was observed that packaging significantly influenced fresh weight, flower size, weight loss, moisture percentage, freshness of flowers throughout the storage period, CFB boxes with polyethylene lining was the most effective one. Percent weight loss was minimum, freshness, moisture content, fresh weights were higher and maximum numbers of florets were open till 6 days. Fresh weight, flower size and moisture content was maximum in pre-cooled flowers kept in CFB boxes with polyethylene lining at 40C followed by non-pre-cooled flower kept in CFB with polyethylene lining boxes at 40C. Thus, pre-cooled flowers, kept in CFB boxes at 40C was the best performer among all the treatment combinations with a shelf life of 15 days. In the present experiment beneficial effects of the combination of pre-cooling 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, Pre-cooling, Quality, Storage and Tuberose.
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Subhra Shil, Suhrita Chakrabarty and Venkata Satish Kuchi. 2017. Influence of Postharvest Treatments on Quality of Loose Flowers of Polianthes tuberosa Linn. cv. Prajwal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 440-448. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.053