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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2667-2677
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.309


Effect of Packaging and Cushioning Material Used During Road Transportation on Ripening Behavior and Storage of Alphonso Mango Fruits
Z.M. Burondkar*, C.D. Pawar, P.M. Haldankar, M.M. Burondkar, P.B. Kardile, P.G. Borkar and J.S. Dhekale
College of Agriculture, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Dist Ratnagiri, (M.S.)-415712, India
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Abstract:

The present post-harvest investigation, aimed at studying the interaction effect of different packaging and cushioning material used during road transportation on physical properties of fruits during ripening and storage of Alphonso mango fruits, was undertaken at Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Dapoli, during mango cropping season of 2013-14, in Factorial randomized block design (FRBD), with three replications. Fruit harvested at “B” stage of physiological maturity, were packed in five different packaging materials (wooden box, bamboo basket (karandi), plastic crates, and corrugated fibre board boxes) and four cushioning materials (paddy straw, grass, tissue paper) followed by road transportation for 300km, were periodically assessed for different physical changes during ripening and storage. Result indicated that the weight, volume and specific gravity were more at harvest and all these characters decreased slightly at packing. There was (1.63%) loss in fruit weight and (2.11%) loss in fruit volume from time of harvest till time of packing, while specific gravity of fruits increased fractionally from (1.020 to 1.025), from harvest to packing. The earliest and maximum ripening of fruits at 7 DAP was observed in treatment combination P1C1-Wooden box with paddy straw (49.31%), followed by P4C3- CFB box with tissue paper (45.4%), similarly minimum percent of green fruits (6.25% and 9.03%) and minimum percent of diseased fruits (2.11% and 2.23%) were also observed in above treatment combinations, respectively. Whereas minimum ripening percent (9.72%), maximum percent of green fruits and diseased fruits percent (38.19% and 15.97% respectively) was recorded in treatment combination P5C4- i.e. loose fruits without cushioning material. At 14 DAP, when fruits were more critically viewed for shriveled and diseased fruits, the minimum percent of green shriveled (2.39% and 2.47%) and half ripe shriveled (4.65% and 4.94%) was recorded in P1C1-wooden box with paddy straw, followed by P4C3- CFB box with tissue paper respectively.


Keywords: Packaging, Cushioning, Alphonso mango
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Burondkar, Z.M., C.D. Pawar, P.M. Haldankar, M.M. Burondkar, P.B. Kardile, P.G. Borkar and Dhekale, J.S. 2018. Effect of Packaging and Cushioning Material Used During Road Transportation on Ripening Behavior and Storage of Alphonso Mango Fruits.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2667-2677. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.309