EFFECT OF BUNCH SLEEVES IN REDUC1NG UNDERPEEL DISCOI.OURATION IN BANANAS EXPOSED TO LOW TEMPERATURES

Polyethylene sleeves (0.5 mil and 0.75 mil) significantly reduced the ocurrence of underpeel discolouration (Ü.P.D.) in Lacatan bananas. Distal hands were more susceptible to U.P.D. than others. Polyethylene sleeves (0.5 mil open and 0.75 mil closed) decreased bunch uniformity. Sleeving had no significant effect on shelf life (peel breaking force and pulp brittleness) of ripe fruit. The use of Polyethylene sleeves is therefore recommended for reducing the incidence of U.P.D.


Issue Date:
Nov 09 1981
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
9




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