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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 854-865

Effect of Different Post-Harvest Treatments on the Storage Quality of Peach cv. July Elberta
L. Sophia Devi1* and S.P.S. Gulleria2
1Directorate of Research, CAU-Imphal, Manipur, India
2Department of Post-Harvest Technology, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni-Solan-173230, Himachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

The study was undertaken to assess the effect of various post-harvest treatments on the storage quality of peach cv. July Elberta. Fruits for this experiment were procured from trees which were maintained under a uniform cultural schedule throughout the season. Fruits were harvested at proper maturity and packed in CFB cartons for their transportation to the laboratory for conducting the studies. For the application of postharvest coating treatments, unblemished, uniform and large sized fruits were selected and washed under a clean tap water. After air drying, these fruits were treated with different post-harvest coating materials like rice starch, cassava starch, neem leaf extract at three different concentrations by dipping them in the solution for 5 minutes. During the present investigation, the extent of physiological weight loss was, however, found to be lower in precooled fruits as compared to those that were not precooled. The application of coating materials further decreased physiological weight loss; whereas; it was maximum in control fruits. Among post-harvest edible coating treatments so adopted, 30 per cent neem leaf extract was most effective in minimizing physiological weight loss, firmness, acidity, pectin; and thereby, exhibiting maximum overall acceptability.

Keywords: Postharvest coating, Storage quality, Neem leaf extract, Rice starch, Cassava starch

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Sophia Devi, L. and Gulleria, S.P.S. 2018. Effect of Different Post-Harvest Treatments on the Storage Quality of Peach cv. July Elberta.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 854-865. doi:
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