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Preharvest application of 1-methylcyclopropene inhibits ripening and improves keeping quality of 'Brown Turkey' figs (Ficus carica L.)
Year:
2012
Source of publication :
Scientia Horticulturae
Authors :
Flaishman, Moshe
;
.
Freiman, Zohar E.
;
.
Horev, Batia
;
.
Rodov, Victor
;
.
Yablowitz, Zeev
;
.
Volume :
138
Co-Authors:
Freiman, Z.E., Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Rodov, V., Institute of Postharvest and Food Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Yablovitz, Z., Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Horev, B., Institute of Postharvest and Food Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Flaishman, M.A., Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
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From page:
266
To page:
272
(
Total pages:
7
)
Abstract:
Fresh figs are a very attractive commodity, but providing consumers with high quality fig fruit is a challenge. Fruit harvested too ripe has an extremely short postharvest life due to ethylene-induced over ripening, expressed as excessive softening, tissue maceration and exudation of syrupy liquid from the ostiole. The inhibitor of ethylene action 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) has been used successfully in various plant species to arrest the plant's response to elevated internal ethylene level. It has also been used in figs as a postharvest treatment, but it only partly slowed the ripening. We examined the effects of preharvest application of 1-MCP on 'Brown Turkey' fig fruit development on the tree and in storage. Right after treatment, ethylene production rate of 1-MCP-exposed fruit was six times that of the non-treated figs, but development of the treated fruit was delayed. At harvest, most of the figs in the 1-MCP-treated group were at commercial harvest maturity, while many of the control fruits had reached full ripening. During storage, senescence and spoilage of the 1-MCP-treated figs were slower and lower than in controls, as manifested by fruit color, firmness, internal texture, weight, size, shriveling, and decay. Thus 1-MCP applied on fig trees at the fig's pre-climacteric stage can delay the senescence of 'Brown Turkey' figs and improve their storage and transportation potential. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
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DOI :
10.1016/j.scienta.2012.01.007
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Scopus
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Language:
English
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31371
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Preharvest application of 1-methylcyclopropene inhibits ripening and improves keeping quality of 'Brown Turkey' figs (Ficus carica L.)
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Freiman, Z.E., Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Rodov, V., Institute of Postharvest and Food Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Yablovitz, Z., Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Horev, B., Institute of Postharvest and Food Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Flaishman, M.A., Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 6, Bet-Dagan 50250, Israel
Preharvest application of 1-methylcyclopropene inhibits ripening and improves keeping quality of 'Brown Turkey' figs (Ficus carica L.)
Fresh figs are a very attractive commodity, but providing consumers with high quality fig fruit is a challenge. Fruit harvested too ripe has an extremely short postharvest life due to ethylene-induced over ripening, expressed as excessive softening, tissue maceration and exudation of syrupy liquid from the ostiole. The inhibitor of ethylene action 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) has been used successfully in various plant species to arrest the plant's response to elevated internal ethylene level. It has also been used in figs as a postharvest treatment, but it only partly slowed the ripening. We examined the effects of preharvest application of 1-MCP on 'Brown Turkey' fig fruit development on the tree and in storage. Right after treatment, ethylene production rate of 1-MCP-exposed fruit was six times that of the non-treated figs, but development of the treated fruit was delayed. At harvest, most of the figs in the 1-MCP-treated group were at commercial harvest maturity, while many of the control fruits had reached full ripening. During storage, senescence and spoilage of the 1-MCP-treated figs were slower and lower than in controls, as manifested by fruit color, firmness, internal texture, weight, size, shriveling, and decay. Thus 1-MCP applied on fig trees at the fig's pre-climacteric stage can delay the senescence of 'Brown Turkey' figs and improve their storage and transportation potential. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
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