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Superficial Scald versus Ethanol Vapours: A Dose Response

Chervin, Christian and Brouard, Line and Frémondière, Guillaume and Westercamp, Pascale and Thieffry, N. and Larrigaudiere, C. Superficial Scald versus Ethanol Vapours: A Dose Response. (2003) In: 8th International Controlled Atmosphere Research Conference, 08-12 Jul 2001, Rotterdam, Netherlands .

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Abstract

Early picked "Granny Smith" apples (Malus domestica Borkh.) were stored under air or CA (controlled atmosphere at 2 kPa O2 and <1 kPa CO2) at 1°C. During the first week of storage, fruit was subjected to ethanol vapours in doses from 0 to 8 g/kg of fruit. Ethanol at 4 g/kg protected fruit against superficial scald in CA storage for at least 5.5 months, plus two weeks in cold air storage, plus a week at ambient temperature. Ethanol at 6 g/kg protected fruit in cold air storage for 3 months, plus a week at ambient temperature. Effects of ethanol vapours and CA on headspace ethylene levels are discussed. Ethanol vapours did not cause significant off-flavours in "Granny Smith" apples (consumer panel, hedonic scale), or purpling of the skin of Red Delicious apples (visual assessment).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Published in : Acta Horticulturae, n° 600, pp. 117-121, ISSN : 0567-7572. Thanks to International Society for Horticultural Science editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.actahort.org The original PDF of the article can be found at Acta Horticulturae website : http://www.actahort.org/books/600/
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Other partners > University of Lleida (SPAIN)
Other partners > Centre d'Expérimentation Fruits et Légumes - CEFEL (FRANCE)
Other partners > Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes - CTIFL (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Dabernat Séverine

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