Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 3&4,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Postharvest behavior of ‘Niitaka’ pear fruit as affected by GA pasting


Jang-Jeon Choi 1, Jin-Ho Choi 1, Jeom-Hwa Han 2, Hyun-Sug Choi 3*, Seok-Kyu Jung 4

Recieved Date: 2013-06-20, Accepted Date: 2013-10-30


This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of gibberellin (GA4+7) pasting on fruit quality and physiological disorders of ‘Niitaka’ pear (Pyrus pyrifolia L.) trees for two years. GA on the fruit pedicels was pasted at rates of 0 (control), 25, 50, and 75 mg at 30 days after full bloom. Fruit weight,length, and higher distribution of large fruit size were increased by GA pasting for two years. Fruit yield was greatest by the 50 mg GA pasting in year 1 but lowest by the control. Fruit soluble solids contents and titratable acidity were not significantly affected by GA pasting for two years. Control fruit had increased firmness in year 1 or alcohol insoluble solid and alcohol insoluble calcium in year 2. Fruit dehiscent, pithiness, and number of fruit decay much more occurred for GA-pasted fruits compared to control.


Disorder, fruit quality, gibberellin, pear, production

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 530-533

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