Effect of Optimum Harvesting Dates (OHD) on the Quality of Red Delicious Apple
Apple fruits (Cv. Red delicious) were picked at Ist, 6th, 11th, 16th and 21th September, 2001 in village Ronial (1360 m elevation at sea level) Tehsil Matta, District Swat. The data on different parameters were recorded during pre-storage. The effect of dates of picking on the fruit quality of apple were evaluated. The flesh firmness (Kg cm-2) and strief index decreased significantly (P<0.05), while starch iodine index and total soluble solids (TSS) increased significantly (p<0.05) with the delay in picking.
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