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In-transit ripening of mango fruit: concepts and considerations

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Mott, K., Hofman, P.J., Joyce, D. C., Macnish, A.J. and Bhandari, B. (2017) In-transit ripening of mango fruit: concepts and considerations. Acta Horticulturae .

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1183.50


Refrigerated containers are used to transport mangoes over long distances. In Australia, mangoes grown in northern tropical production areas for the domestic market are transported by road and/or rail for up to 4000 km to southern ripening centres. There is no other viable option for growers to ripen their fruit. A current project is investigating sustained ethylene release systems for ripening mango fruit in road transport containers over an in-transit period of up to 4 days. This approach could potentially provide an alternative cost-effective ripening strategy for the mango industry. Studies have been and will be performed using shipments of 'B74' and 'Honey Gold' mango fruit, respectively, in refrigerated road containers. In-container environment monitoring, fruit shelf life and quality evaluation at outturn are carried out. Corresponding laboratory experiments that simulate transit are also to be conducted with a view to modelling mango fruit responses to in-transit conditions.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:mango, temperature, ethylene, carbon dioxide
Subjects:Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Live Archive:12 Jan 2018 06:58
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:51

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