Academic Research Journal of
Agricultural Science and Research
Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research
Vol. 5(7), pp. 570-576. November, 2017.
Full Length Research
Effect of Low Temperature Storage on Ripening and Quality of Mango (Mangifera indica L.)
Lemma Ayele*1 and Andinet Bayleyegn2
1Melkassa Agricultural Research Center, P.O. Box 436, Adama, Ethiopia;
2Bahir Dar University, P.O. Box 79, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
*Corresponding authorís email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 29 November 2017
The mango (Mangifera indica L.) is climacteric fruit that ripens quite rapidly after harvest and special postharvest techniques required to prolong its shelf life. The study was initiated to assess effect of low temperature storage on postharvest ripening and quality of mango fruits. The fruits were harvested at mature-green stage and stored in cold storage at 10oC up to 21 days. The fruits were subjected to ripening assessment and quality analysis in 7th, 14th and 21st days. The quality analysis was done two times: immediately after removal from cold room and after ripening in subsequent seven days in ambient conditions. Physiological processes were progressively increased with storage time for mangoes stored in the cold room. The physiological weight loss was higher for fruits stored under cold storage condition for longer time. Low temperature storage reduced quality parameters such as peel color, TSS and pH. Juice content and flesh to seed ratio were higher for cold stored fruits as compared to mangoes stored at ambient temperature. Mango stored in low temperature was failed to reach full color stage and maximum TSS value. Chilling injury was observed and it was progressive with storage duration. Further investigation might be needed for determining the critical temperature of chilling injury for different mango varieties.
Key words: Low temperature, storage, mango fruits, quality, chilling injury
How to cite this article: Ayele L, Bayleyegn A (2017). Effect of Low Temperature Storage on Ripening and Quality of Mango (Mangifera indica L.). Acad. Res. J. Agri. Sci. Res. 5(7): 570-576