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Effects of Different Levels of Preharvest Shading on the Storage Quality of Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne) cv. Ostara II. Chemical Characteristics

Azizah B. Osman and Peter B. Dodd

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 17, Issue 1, April 1994

Keywords: preharvest shading, strawberry fruit, storage quality, chemical characteristics

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To study the effects of different levels of preharvest shading (74, 58, 48, 38 and 5% of light penetration which were denoted by S0, Sv S2, Ss and S4 respectively) on developing strawberry (Fragaria X ananassa Duchesne) cv. Ostara fruits, some chemical tests (pH, total soluble solids and titratable acidity) associated with fruit quality were carried out. Results showed that although the different levels of preharvest shading werefound to demonstrate a significant effect on the chemical parameters studied, this could only be detected in fruits shaded by S4 and Sy However, for total soluble solids, significant interactions were observed between location offruit and fruit type and also between storage day and fruit type.

ISSN 1511-3701

e-ISSN 2231-8542

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JTAS-0046-1994

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