Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Effect of post-harvest treatments on quality of custard apple CV. Local under ambient temperature
Author(s): KS Afzal and MJ Patel
Abstract: The experiment was conducted at Post Graduate Laboratory, Department of Horticulture, B. A. College of Agriculture, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat during October, 2013 to study effect of post-harvest treatments on quality of custard apple cv. Local under ambient temperature. Freshly harvested uniform sized custard apple fruits were washed, cleaned and treated with different levels of CaCl2 (1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 %) and Sago (5, 10 and 15 %) and covered with and without wrapping materials (Newspaper and Banana leaves) and stored at ambient temperature. The experiment was framed in Completely Randomized Design and repeated three times with nineteen treatments. The result revealed that application of sago (10%) + Newspaper wrapping improved the chemical constituents i.e. TSS (27.06 o Brix), reducing and total sugars i.e. 26.16 %, 31.80 %, respectively while, acidity content (0.22%) was minimum in fruits treated with sago (5 %) + Newspaper wrapping.
How to cite this article:
KS Afzal and MJ Patel. Effect of post-harvest treatments on quality of custard apple CV. Local under ambient temperature. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 557-559.