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.