Suppression of postharvest softening of forcing-cultured 'Tonewase' Japanese persimmon by packaging in improved carton boxes

Shinji Harima, Ryohei Nakano, Susumu Yamauchi, Yasutaka Kubo, Akitsugu Inaba, Yoshinobu Kitano

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-587
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Carton box
  • Fruit softening
  • Persimmon
  • Shelf-life
  • Transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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