Effect of 1-MCP (1-Methylcyclopropene) Pretreatment on Cold Storage of Kiwifruit

Çelikel F. G., Acican T., Aslim A. S.

10th International Controlled and Modified Atmosphere Research Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 4 - 07 April 2009, vol.876, pp.237-242 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 876
  • Doi Number: 10.17660/actahortic.2010.876.31
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-242
  • Keywords: kiwifruit, ethylene, 1-MCP, storage, fruit quality, HAYWARD KIWIFRUIT, ETHYLENE, VEGETABLES, QUALITY, FRUITS
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa 'Hayward') grown in the orchard of the Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute in Yalova were pretreated and non-treated with 1-MCP on the day of harvest and stored at 0 degrees C for 6 months. Change in ethylene production, fruit firmness, titratable acidity, soluble solids content were determined every month directly after storage and after transferring to 20 degrees C for one week to simulate marketing conditions. 1-MCP inhibited the rise in ethylene production of the kiwifruits and maintained fruit firmness during storage and shelf life. Control fruits lost their marketable quality in 4 months at 0 degrees C whereas 1-MCP treated fruits maintained their quality for 6 months.