Zulferiyenni, None and Widodo, Soesiladi E. (2015) The Effects of 1-Methylcyclopropene, Chitosan, and Storage Temperature on the Shelf-Life and Qualities of “Cavendish” Banana. Horticulturae: Proc. QMOH 2015 - First Int. Symp. Qual. Mngmt. Organic Hortic. Prod., 1. pp. 506-512. ISSN 2311-7524

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As a highly commercial well-known banana, ‘Cavendish’ banana is transported to the market after being ripened with ethylene. Once its ripening is promoted, its fruit qualities are quickly decreased making its shelf-life very short. To lengthen its shelf-life while maintaining its high fruit qualities, 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), chitosan, and low storage temperature were applied. This research was aimed at studying the effects of application of 1-MCP, chitosan, storage temperatures, and their interactions on the shelf-life and quality of “Cavendish” banana fruits. This research was conducted in the Horticultural Postharvest Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Lampung University from July to August 2014. Treatments were arranged in a completely randomized design with three replications and laid out in a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial design. The first factor was 1-MCPs (with and without 1-MCP), the second factor was fruit coating with chitosan (with and without 2.5% chitosan), and the third factor was storage temperatures (a room temperature and 20 °C). The results showed that (1) application of 1-MCP did not significantly lengthen its shelf-life as shown by its disability in stopping its ripening skin color stadium development of the fruit and fruit weight loss, but it significantly slowed its fruit softening, (2) the application of chitosan significantly increased its shelf-life, but it accelerated fruit softening, and (3) storage at low temperature increased fruit shelf-life and delayed fruit softening, but could not suppressed fruit weight loss, and (4) the three treatments were interacted in extending its shelf-life, but were not able to maintain its high fruit qualities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Agronomi dan Hortikultura
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2016 13:09
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2016 13:09
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/412

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