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Stevenson, C.D. (1957) Apple cool storage investigations in 1955. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 14 (3). pp. 167-181.



Investigations have confirmed the importance of maturity with regard to the storage life of Granny Smith apples both in normal air storage and in controlled atmosphere storage. As in earlier experiments, the incidence of storage disorders was closely related to the age of the tree from which the fruit was picked. Superficial scald incidence was again closely related to the amount of carbon dioxide present in the storage atmosphere, but under conditions of high carbon dioxide concentrations the effect of maturity on the incidence of this disorder was most pronounced. Wastage in fruit picked at the correct stage of maturity was reduced by controlled atmosphere storage and the fruit kept firmer. Delaying the storage of fruit reduced scald incidence but increased wastage from mould and soggy breakdown and resulted in softer fruit. The most satisfactory storage atmosphere was a mixture of 16 per cent. oxygen and 5 per cent. carbon dioxide.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Live Archive:24 Jun 2024 03:03
Last Modified:24 Jun 2024 23:24

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