Effects of Different Levels of Preharvest Shading on the Storage Quality of Strawberry (Fragariax ananassaDuchesne) cv.Ostara I. Physical Characteristics

B. Osman, Azizah and Peter B., Dodd (1994) Effects of Different Levels of Preharvest Shading on the Storage Quality of Strawberry (Fragariax ananassaDuchesne) cv.Ostara I. Physical Characteristics. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 17 (1). pp. 55-64. ISSN 0126-6128

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The effects of shading developing fruits up to harvest on strawberry (Fragaria X ananassa Duchesne) cv. 'Ostara ' fruit quality were studied. Plants were shaded with netting of different levels of light penetration (74,58, 48,38 and 5% which are denoted by S(J SJ' S2' S3 and S4 respectively). Results showed that effects could only be detected when plants were subjected to a very low level of light intensity, S4 . Location of fruits on the plant affected the fresh fruit weight, surface glossiness and fruit firmness significantly. Fruits shaded by leaves were heavier and able to retain surface glossiness longer than exposed fruits.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:preharvest shading, strawberry fruit, storage quality, physical characteristics
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3223
Deposited By: Nasirah Abu Samah
Deposited On:24 Nov 2009 07:45
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:06

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