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Research Project: Developmental Genomics and Metabolomics Influencing Temperate Tree Fruit Quality

Location: Physiology and Pathology of Tree Fruits Research

Title: Effect of 1-Methylcyclopropene coupled with controlled atmosphere storage on the ripening and quality of ‘Cavendish’ bananas

Author
item Suryanungsih, Liana - Mataram University
item Mattheis, James

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/11/2015
Publication Date: 7/5/2015
Citation: Suryanungsih, L., Mattheis, J.P. 2015. Effect of 1-Methylcyclopropene coupled with controlled atmosphere storage on the ripening and quality of ‘Cavendish’ bananas. Meeting Abstract. N/A.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Fresh-fruit banana is well known to have a short-life after harvest. A short pre-pilot study was carried out to test the effect of atmospheric condition exposure to 1-MCP on the quality, limited to cosmetic and peel appearance, and shelf life of fresh-fruit bananas. Low level of O2 (3 kPa) and high level of CO2 (6 kPa) and 1-MCP (350 ppb for 15 h), alone or in combination did prevent the browning on the fruit skin after 11 days in CA storage. However, these treatments did not prevent browning on the fruit skin once upon removal from the storage. The appearance of the peel for all treatments was relatively the same for both in the CA storage and after storage. Panelists preferred bananas treated with 1-MCP coupled with CA storage because of their appearance.