Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Print version ISSN 0100-2945
KOHATSU, Douglas Seijum; ZUCARELI, Valdir; BRAMBILLA, Wilian Polaco and EVANGELISTA, Regina Marta. Fruit quality of cajá-manga under different storange temperatures. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.spe1, pp. 344-349. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452011000500043.
This study aimed to determine the effect of different storage temperatures on fruit quality of ambarella. The ambarella fruits were obtained from the Company CEAGESP-General Warehouses of Sao Paulo and transported in cool boxes to the laboratory, where they were selected for their appearance, maturity and lack of physical damage, then sanitized in 50 ppm chlorine-free solution and packaged in polystyrene trays wrapped with film of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The experiment was a completely randomized design with three treatments (4, 8 and 25 ºC) and 5 times interval (0, 3, 6, 9 and 12 days after the experiment installation). In each survey, firmness, titratable acidity, soluble solids, ascorbic acid content and the skin color were evaluated, as well as the release of CO2 by the fruit over time. It was observed that low temperatures prolong the shelf life of fruits and the storage temperature influences the characteristics, and the temperature of 8 ºC was the most suitable for the storage of ambarella fruits.
Keywords : postharvest; tropical fruits; Spondias dulcis; Anacardiaceae.