Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 7, Issue 2,2009
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Influence of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on ‘Fuji’ apple quality during long-term storage


Okan Özkaya 1*, Ömür Dündar 2

Recieved Date: 2009-01-05, Accepted Date: 2009-03-30


The objective of this study was to determine the effects of 1-MCP on quality of ‘Fuji’ apples during long-term storage. ‘Fuji’ apples were harvested at commercial mature stage, treated with 325 and 650 nl l1 of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) at 20oC for 24 h and quality parameters were checked monthly, in comparison with control fruits during eight months of cold storage at 0oC and 85-90% RH. Both 1-MCP doses suppressed internal ethylene concentration, reduced weight loss, delayed softening and maintained the acidity and total soluble solids compared to the control during eight months of storage. Results showed that both doses can be used to suppress ethylene and maintain quality during storage. However, 650 nl l-1 may be more efficient under commercial conditions.


Ethylene, firmness, quality, apple

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2009
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 146-148

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