Widodo, Soesiladi E and Zulferiyenni, None (2016) Effects of Chitosan and Plastic Wrapping on Fruit Shelf-life and Qualities of ‘California’ Papaya. Proceeding of The 6th Annual Basic Science International Conference. pp. 183-186. ISSN 2238-0128

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As a respiratory climacteric-typed fruit having a thin skin, ‘California’ papaya as other common papaya has a very short shelf-life with a quickly decrease of fruit qualities due to higher respiration and transpiration rates. Decreasing both respiration and transpiration rates are then expected to lengthen its shelf-life and maintan its high quality fruit up to its consumers. Chitosan is known as a potent fruit coating with biodegradable and biofungicidal functions and having the capabilities to lessen both transpiration and respiration. Therefore, lengthening fruit shelf-life and maintaining high fruit qualities of ‘California’ papaya are expected by combining chitosan with other treatments, such as plastic wrapping. This research objectives were to study the effects of chitosan and plastic wrapping in lengthening fruit shelf-life and maintaining high fruit qualities of ‘California papaya. The results showed that eventhough as a sole application 1.25% chitosan and one-layer plastic wrapping did not significantly affect papaya fruit shelf-life, they were generally best as a postharvest handling of ‘California’ papaya fruits to maintain high fruit qualities. Their combination lengthened its shelf-life up to about 21 days storage, or about 14 days longer than the control. Other fruit quality variables (fruit weight loss, °Brix, acidity, °Brix/acid ratio or sweetness level, and firmness) were significantly slowed down due to these treatment combination.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Agronomi dan Hortikultura
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 09:06
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/377

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