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Controlled atmosphere storage of tomatoes


, : Controlled atmosphere storage of tomatoes. Acta Horticulturae (93): 75-83

Mature green fruits from greenhouse-grown cvs Sonato and Sonatine and field-grown cvs Hundredfold, Vico and Fortuna, stored in CA (3% O2 + 5% CO2 + 92% N2 or 5% O2 + 5% CO2 + 90% N2) at 13 deg C and 93-95% RH for 6-10 weeks ripened more uniformly on transfer to air at 20 deg than fruits stored continuously in air. The proportion of marketable fruits after CA storage varied according to cv., growing conditions, time of harvest, pre-storage treatment and storage conditions.

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