Research Biotica, Volume 4, Issue 2 : 74-81. Doi : 10.54083/ResBio/4.2.2022/74-81
Research Article

Published on : 21-Jun-2022

Effect of Antioxidants and Polyamines on Physical Parameters of Sapota [Manilkara achras (Mill) Fosberg] cv. Kalipatti

  • D. Naga Harshitha
  • College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Hyderabad, Telangana (500 030), India
  • A. Manohar Rao
  • College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Horticultural University, Hyderabad, Telangana (500 030), India
  • Veena Joshi
  • College of Mojerla, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Hyderabad, Telangana (500 030), India

Abstract

The present investigation was carried out at PG laboratory in College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar during 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. The experiment was carried out in Completely Randomized Design with three replications. The physical parameters like physiological loss in weight (PLW), number of days for ripening, firmness, ripening percentage, shelf life, and spoilage were estimated. PLW, firmness and spoilage were estimated at 3 days interval during ripening. The data on physical parameters showed that there was significant influence of post harvest application of antioxidants and polyamines on shelf-life of sapota. Fruits treated with BA @ 100 ppm (T2) recorded lower PLW (17.76%), maximum number of days for ripening (8.50 days), and minimum spoilage where as shelf life (12.17 days) and firmness (1.95 kg cm-2), were higher in BA @ 100 ppm (T2) treated fruits during both the years and in pooled data respectively.

Keywords

Antioxidants, Benzyl Adenine, Physiological loss in weight, Polyamines, Shelf life

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