EFACT OF THE PACKAGE KIND AND STORAGE TEMPERATURE ON QUALITATIVE CHARACTERISTICS AND STORAGE BEHAVIOR OF DATE FRUITS CV.BARHI.
Basrah Journal For Date Palm Research,
Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 54-70
AbstractThis investigation was carried out to study the effect of the package
kind and storage temperature on qualitative charactaristics and storage
behavior of date fruits cv. Barhi at Al-kalal and Al-rutab stage .Fruits were
packed in two kinds oe packages (polyethylene bags and cardboard boxes)
and stored at 5±2˚c ( in the refrigerator ) and a room storage temperature .
Results showed that fruits stored in refrigerator and packed in the two
kinds of packages were riped with the percentage of 100% after three
months of storage however , this process was slower in polyethylene bags
as compared with cardboard boxes . In the same time fruits entired
rippening phase (rutab)after 9 days storage at room temperature .
R esults also showed that fruits stored in refrigerator and packed in
polyethylene bags was superior to cardboard boxes in their content of
water however, they were the most deteriorated one. Results mentioned
that their were no significant deferences between the two kinds of package
in their effect on total and reducing sugar however,the content of total
soluble solids of dates packed in cardboard boxes was more than the one in
polyethylene bags during the storage periods and at the end of storage in
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