BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

Cold storage of the orange cv. BarberinaCold storage of the orange cv. BarberinaCold storage of the orange cv. Barberina

Cold storage of the orange cv. Barberina

P. Navarro; R. Gil; A. Guardado and A. Salvador, Infopost 86

Late-season orange varieties are usually subjected to cold storage in order to extend their commercial life. However, some alterations called "chilling injuries" may appear when fruits are stored below a certain temperature.

Navarro et al., researchers at the IVIA Postharvest Technology Center (CTP-IVIA), have reported in FOMESA FRUITECH INFOPOST nº 86 a study on low temperature sensitivity of orange cv. Barberina and have established recommendations of optimum storage temperature and the maximum storage shelf-life attainable.

CTP-IVIA results shows that "Barberina" fruits can be stored at 9ºC for a maximum of 60 days for maintaining an excellent quality.