Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 4, Issue 1,2006
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Effect of preharvest gibberellic acid treatments on postharvest quality of sweet cherry


Okan Özkaya *, Ömür Dündar, Ali Küden

Recieved Date: 2005-08-18, Accepted Date: 2005-11-27


Effects of preharvest gibberellic acid treatments (10, 20 and 30 ppm) on ‘Aksehir Napolyon’ sweet cherry cultivar were compared with control during four weeks of storage. The most important problem of sweet cherry is discoloration of stem after storage. Different preharvest treatments can be effective to stop or slow down discoloration. Fruit firmness, titratable acidity, total soluble solids, stem color (1-3 scale), weight loss and fruit decay were evaluated based on different concentrations of GA3. Application of 10 ppm GAdecreased the loss of fruit firmness, delayed stem discoloration and maintained the brightness during storage compared with control and the other application rates.


Gibberellic acid, fruit quality, storage, fruit firmness, stem browning

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2006
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 189-191

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