To establish a suitable package that can suppress rapid postharvest softening of forcing-cultured 'Tonewase' Japanese persimmon, the performance of carton boxes, coated with a water-impervious material, was investigated under experimental and commercial distribution conditions. Packaging fruit in the improved carton boxes kept relative humidity above 70%, effectively reduced weight loss, delayed ethylene induction, and suppressed fruit softening under experimental and commercial conditions, compared to those shipped in conventional carton boxes.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
- Carton box
- Fruit softening
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