Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
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ISSN: 2155-9600


RK Dhall

RK Dhall

Ludhiana-141004, Punjab

  • Research Article
    Effect of Ethephon and Ethylene Gas on Ripening and Quality of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum L.) during Cold Storage
    Author(s): RK Dhall and Pricedeep SinghRK Dhall and Pricedeep Singh

    The investigation was carried out to obtain information about effect of ethephon and ethylene gas on ripening and quality of winter tomato (cv. Hybrid-1001). The mature green tomatoes were treated with different concentrations of aqueous solution of ethephon (500, 1000 and 1500 ppm) for 5 minutes, thereafter packed in plastic crates and kept in storage room at 20 ± 1°C and 90-95% RH. In another experiment, mature green tomatoes were exposed to ethylene gas (100 ppm) inside the ripening chamber for 24 hours (20 ± 1°C and 90-95% RH) and thereafter kept in the ripening chamber maintained at 20 ± 1°C and 90-95% RH. The physico-chemical parameters of fruits from mature green to senescent stage of maturation were analyzed. The ethylene gas (100 ppm) treatment registered the highest ripening percentage. The ripening and rotting percentage increased with incre.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000244

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