Effect of Delayed Film Wrapping and Waxing On the Shelf-Life of Avocado Fruit

Joyce, DC, Shorter, AJ and Jones, PN (1995) Effect of Delayed Film Wrapping and Waxing On the Shelf-Life of Avocado Fruit. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 35 5: 657-659. doi:10.1071/EA9950657


Author Joyce, DC
Shorter, AJ
Jones, PN
Title Effect of Delayed Film Wrapping and Waxing On the Shelf-Life of Avocado Fruit
Journal name Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0816-1089
Publication date 1995-01-01
Year available 1995
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/EA9950657
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 35
Issue 5
Start page 657
End page 659
Total pages 3
Place of publication COLLINGWOOD
Publisher C S I R O PUBLICATIONS
Language eng
Abstract Film wrapping and waxing are both known to extend the shelf life of harvested avocado fruit. However, the effect of delays in film wrapping and waxing on shelf life has not been reported. Early, mid, and late season avocado cv. Hass fruit were wrapped in 'Glad Wrap' or waxed in 'Avocado and Passionfruit Wax' at intervals of up to 96 h after harvest. Compared with untreated control fruit, both wrapping and waxing delayed softening and colour change at 22 degrees C by about 50%. loss in fruit weight during ripening was reduced more by wrapping than by waxing. Delaying wrapping or waxing by up to 48 h after harvest was not associated with consistent differences in shelf life. There was, however, significant (P<0.05) shortening of both time to colour and time to soften if treatment was delayed to 96 h. Accordingly, wrapping or waxing avocado fruit is advisable within 48 h of harvest to realise maximum treatment benefits. Early colouring within 3-4 days of harvest, but not early softening, was characteristic of late season fruit.
Keyword Stress
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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