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Effect of apple position on the tree on maturity and quality.

Krishnaprakash, M. S. and Aravinda Prasad, B. and Krishnaprasad, C. A. and Narasimham, P. and Ananthakrishna, S. M. and Dhanaraj, S. and Govindarajan, V. S. (1983) Effect of apple position on the tree on maturity and quality. Journal of Horticultural Science, 58 (1). 31-36, 10 ref..

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A study was made on the effect of the position of the apple (cv. Royal Delicious, Richared and Red Delicious) on the tree, its size and colour on maturation and quality (colour, appearance, texture, juiceness, aroma, taste, overall quality, Magness Taylor value, Ottawa Texture Measuring System yield point, degree Brix, acidity), at the post-harvest ripe stage. Position influenced the rate of maturation. Fruits at the bottom of the tree matured earlier than those at the middle and top. There was also a variation in maturation rate between full coloured and less coloured, interior and exterior fruits, and small and large ones on the same bunch and on separate stalks. Post-harvest ripened bottom apples had a poor colour but good eating quality, whereas top fruits had a better colour and poorer aroma and taste. For better storage and organoleptic quality it is desirable to harvest apples from the bottom half of the tree earlier than from the top with a gap of 7-10 days between harvests. degree Brix was 11.5-13.46 in Royal Delicious cv. from the various locations on the tree; acidity 0.35-0.40% (as malic acid).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CULTIVATION-; apples, trees position & quality of; RIPENING-; apples, trees position & maturation rates of; COLOUR-; apples, trees position & colour of; APPLES-; trees position & quality of apples
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 10 Plants > 04 Plant Physiology
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits > 01 Apple
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2016 05:37
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 08:21
URI: http://ir.cftri.res.in/id/eprint/6757

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