The Ethanol Dip and Vapor Delays Chilling Injury of Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus L. cv. Ceylan), During Storage.

Ethanol Treatments for Decreasing Chilling Injury of Cucumber

  • Rezzan Kasim Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, Turkiye
  • Mehmet Ufuk Kasim Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, Turkiye
  • Kubra Yasar Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, Turkiye
  • Tugce Sahin Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, Turkiye
Keywords: Cucumis sativus L., ethanol, chilling injury, firmness, decay

Abstract

In this study, the effects of ethanol which is applied in different forms as liquid and vapor after harvest on chilling injury, color and overall quality of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L. cv. Ceylan) during storage were examined. For the liquid ethanol treatments, cucumber fruits were immersed in water comprising different concentration of ethanol for 5 minutes. In order to apply ethanol in the form of steam, a pad was firstly impregnated with ethanol at different doses. This pad was placed in a polystyrene foam dishes, and after the cucumber fruit is placed on it, the dishes wrapped with stretch film. The doses for used the both ethanol treatment as: Controldip(CD), Controlvapor (CV), 200 µL/L, 400 µL/L , 800 µL/L and 1600 µL/L. It was concluded that the liquid ethanol treatment at the dose of 1600 µL/L was effectively delayed of chilling injury, softening and decay rate.

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Author Biographies

Rezzan Kasim, Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, Turkiye

Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, 41285
Kartepe/Kocaeli/Turkiye

Mehmet Ufuk Kasim, Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, Turkiye

Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, 41285
Kartepe/Kocaeli/Turkiye

Kubra Yasar, Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, Turkiye

Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, 41285
Kartepe/Kocaeli/Turkiye

Tugce Sahin, Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, Turkiye

Kocaeli University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vocational School of Arslanbey, 41285
Kartepe/Kocaeli/Turkiye

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Published
2018-06-01
How to Cite
Kasim, R., Kasim, M., Yasar, K., & Sahin, T. (2018). The Ethanol Dip and Vapor Delays Chilling Injury of Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus L. cv. Ceylan), During Storage. JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN AGRICULTURE, 8(1), 1339-1349. https://doi.org/10.24297/jaa.v8i1.7399