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Storability of the broccoli flower heads is very low, especially at temperatures above 5°C. Respiration rates increase sharply and the inflorescence turn yellow due to opening of the flower buds and degradation of chlorophyll in the green tissues. This may be followed by drop of the flowers. In an advanced stage of senescence, decay caused mainly by Alternaria alternata and Botrytis cinerea, starts to develop (3).

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Modified atmospheres to delay senescence and decay of broccoli
Modified atmospheres to delay senescence and decay of broccoli

Storability of the broccoli flower heads is very low, especially at temperatures above 5°C. Respiration rates increase sharply and the inflorescence turn yellow due to opening of the flower buds and degradation of chlorophyll in the green tissues. This may be followed by drop of the flowers. In an advanced stage of senescence, decay caused mainly by Alternaria alternata and Botrytis cinerea, starts to develop (3).

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