Effect of post-harvest application of different chemicals on quality parameters of sapota cv. Kalipatti
Shivani, AM Bhosale, HR Galande and SJ Syed
The investigation was conducted during 2020–21 at PG laboratory, Department of Horticulture, VNMKV, Parbhani (Maharashtra). Freshly harvested uniform sized sapota fruits were washed, cleaned and treated with CaCl2 4% and CaCl2 2%, CaCl2 1% for 5 minutes, GA3 200 ppm, GA3 150 ppm GA3 100 ppm for 5 minutes and BA 150 ppm, BA 75 ppm, BA 50 ppm for 5 minutes. Treated and untreated fruits were packed in card board cartoons of 30× 30 ×30 cm size with 6 vents each of 3 cm diameter equally on opposite sides and stored in PG laboratory. The experiment was framed in CRD with nine treatments and a control. The fruits were subjected to various quantitative and qualitative analyses on at 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th days of storage period. By end of storage period, higher TSS (24.80%) was recorded by CaCl2 4%. Whereas, significantly higher reducing sugar (11.59%) and non –reducing sugar (11.09%) was recorded with the same treatment. By end of storage period, highest total sugar and ascorbic acid was recorded with CaCl2 4% (20.71% and 10.60 mg /100 g pulp). Whereas, lowest acidity (0.06%) and maximum TSS/acid was recorded with CaCl2 4% (412.10). From the present study it can be concluded that, CaCl2 4% was found best treatment which not only extended the shelf life of sapota fruits but also reduced the post – harvest losses and increased TSS, reducing sugar, non-reducing sugar, total sugar, ascorbic acid, TSS/acid ratio and decreasing trend with acidity.
How to cite this article:
Shivani, AM Bhosale, HR Galande and SJ Syed. Effect of post-harvest application of different chemicals on quality parameters of sapota cv. Kalipatti. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 10-20.