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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 1665-1673
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.200


A Study on Different Packaging Materials Affect Shelf Life of Marigold at Different Harvesting Seasons under West Bengal Condition
M. Preema Devi1*, Laishram Hemanta3, Rocky Thokchom4, S.Chakrabarty2 and R.S. Dhua2
1Department of Pomology and Post Harvest Technology, UBKV, Pundibari,Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India
2Department of Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India
3Department of Horticulture, SASRD, NU, Nagaland, India
4Department of Floriculture, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, UBKV, Pundibari,Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Storage of flowers is essential for economic marketing. A laboratory trial was conducted to study the shelf life of marigold under West Bengal condition. Flowers of Bidhan 1, Bidhan 2 and Bidhan 3 were stored with four packaging materials like gunny bags, nylon mesh bags, bamboo baskets and plastic baskets, during early winter, mid winter and late winter season. The study revealed that shelf life of loose marigold flowers stored during mid winter season (18-20 º C and 60 to 75% RH) in plastic baskets could be extended for 12 days in Bidhan 3, with acceptable marketable quality.


Keywords: Storage, Packaging, Shelf life.
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Preema Devi, M., Laishram Hemanta, Rocky Thokchom, S. Chakrabarty and Dhua, R.S. 2017. A Study on Different Packaging Materials Affect Shelf Life of Marigold at Different Harvesting Seasons under West Bengal Condition.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 1665-1673. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.200