Effect of calcium infiltration on ripening of avocados of different maturities

Yuen, C. M.C., Caffin, N. and Boonyakiat, D. (1994) Effect of calcium infiltration on ripening of avocados of different maturities. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 34 1: 123-126. doi:10.1071/EA9940123


Author Yuen, C. M.C.
Caffin, N.
Boonyakiat, D.
Title Effect of calcium infiltration on ripening of avocados of different maturities
Journal name Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0816-1089
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/EA9940123
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 34
Issue 1
Start page 123
End page 126
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Abstract Mature but unripe Fuerte and Hass avocados harvested at 3 stages of maturity were vacuum-infiltrated with 4 and 8% calcium chloride (CaCl) solutions and stored at 20°C. The fruit were assessed for ripening and injury development and analysed for Ca content. Postharvest application of Ca to fruit harvested 2 weeks before prime harvest elicited a greater delay in ripening and caused less fruit injury than application at prime harvest or 2 weeks after prime harvest. Fruit maturity did not have a significant effect on the amount of Ca taken up by fruit when infiltrated with each CaClsolution. Vacuum infiltration with 8% CaClsolution greatly enhanced the uptake of Ca by both Hass and Fuerte fruit but did not delay ripening further than 4% CaCltreatment.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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