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Extending the Storage-Life and Post-Storage Life of Capsicum cvs. ?¢????Bachata F1?¢???? and ?¢????Inspiration F1?¢???? Using Cold Storage | Abstract
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Extending the Storage-Life and Post-Storage Life of Capsicum cvs. ?¢????Bachata F1?¢???? and ?¢????Inspiration F1?¢???? Using Cold Storage

Author(s): Parag Babaji Jadhav* and Nikhil Pradip Gurav

Uniform and healthy capsicum fruits of cv. ‘Bachata F1’ (yellow colored) and ‘Inspiration F1’ (red colored) were used to study the storage-life (days) inside a cold room of Ecofrost and normal room conditions. The capsicum fruits of cv. ‘Bachata F1’ (yellow) and ‘Inspiration F1’ (red) were harvested in the morning session at the right stage near 90% colored stage. The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of cold storage on the post-harvest storage-life (days) of capsicum cv. ‘Bachata F1’ and ‘Inspiration F1’ at 10°C and 93% relative humidity. The results showed that keeping the fruits of capsicum cv. ‘Bachata F1’ (15 Days) and ‘Inspiration F1’ (15 days) inside cold storage, recorded better retention of fruit qualities. The chilling symptoms weren’t observed inside cold storage conditions. Average post-storage shelf-life (days) was observed in cv. ‘Inspiration F1’ and cv. ‘Bachata F1’ to be 3.00 days and 3.68 days, respectively at room temperature after taking out of the cold room. The average weight loss was recorded in red cv. Inspiration F1 [2.72% day-1 (27.23 kg 1000 kg-1 day-1)] and in yellow cv. Bachata F1 [2.47% day-1 (24.73 kg 1000 kg-1 day-1)] at normal room temperature and ambient humidity. Skin shriveling was observed at normal room conditions in cvs. ‘Bachata F1’ and ‘Inspiration F1’as on days 4.5 and 3.81 after taking out of the cold room, respectively. Shelf-life was recorded on days under normal room temperature for capsicum red and yellow cultivars as 3.5 and 4.5 days, respectively.