Evaluation of temperature management and packaging options to reduce under-skin browning in 'Honey Gold' mango fruit

Marques, J. R., Hofman, P. J., Macnish, A. J. and Joyce, D. C. (2016). Evaluation of temperature management and packaging options to reduce under-skin browning in 'Honey Gold' mango fruit. In: R. Drew, XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): IV International Symposium on Papaya, VIII International Pineapple Symposium, and International Symposium on Mango. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): IV International Symposium on Papaya, VIII International Pineapple Symposium, and International Symposium on Mango, Brisbane, Australia, (405-408). 17-22 August 2014. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1111.58


Author Marques, J. R.
Hofman, P. J.
Macnish, A. J.
Joyce, D. C.
Title of paper Evaluation of temperature management and packaging options to reduce under-skin browning in 'Honey Gold' mango fruit
Conference name XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): IV International Symposium on Papaya, VIII International Pineapple Symposium, and International Symposium on Mango
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 17-22 August 2014
Convener Drew, R.
Proceedings title XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): IV International Symposium on Papaya, VIII International Pineapple Symposium, and International Symposium on Mango   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Acta Horticulturae   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Leuven, Belgium
Publisher International Society for Horticultural Science
Publication Year 2016
Year available 2016
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1111.58
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9789462611054
ISSN 0567-7572
2406-6168
Editor R. Drew
Volume 1111
Start page 405
End page 408
Total pages 4
Chapter number 58
Total chapters 58
Language eng
Abstract/Summary 'Honey Gold' is an Australian mango cultivar with attractive skin colour and good flavour when ripe. Under-skin browning (USB) is a disorder that develops on 'Honey Gold' fruit after harvest. The disorder is usually not evident until fruit reach the wholesale market. Thus, fruit often need re-packing at the markets, causing considerable wastage and financial loss. Previous research suggested that USB results from an interaction between physical pressure (i.e., mechanical stress) and low temperature (i.e., physiological stress) during transport and distribution. To address this issue, fruit from three farms in the Northern Territory were either cooled to 13°C within 10 h of harvest, or held at 18-20°C for 1-2 days before cooling to 13°C. The fruit were packed within commercial fibreboard trays in either standard plastic liners, a 'softer' liner to potentially minimise fruit damage, or were individually wrapped in plastic or bubble wrap to prevent any damage. The fruit were then palletised and transported for three days to southern Australia in a refrigerated truck. Delaying cooling after harvest for two days reduced the incidence of USB by 52-85%. As compared to using standard liners and cooling immediately after harvest, the proportion of fruit with USB decreased from 25 to 3% when fruit packed with soft liners were held at 18-20°C for two days before cooling at 13°C and transporting. These findings show that reducing the risk of vibration damage by using soft liners in combination with a delay in temperature reduction after harvest can significantly reduce USB in commercial practice.
Keyword Mangifera indica L.
Skin disorder
Postharvest handling
Packaging
Transport
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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