Dynamic controlled atmosphere storage by the means of chlorophyll fluorescence response for firmness retention in apple
Zanella,A.; Cazzanelli,P.; Rossi,O.
Acta Horticulturae 796: 77-82
ISSN/ISBN: 0567-7572 Accession: 031022168
Storage life of fruit increases as its respiration rate decreases. Decreasing the oxygen concentration to the lowest levels tolerated by the fruit would optimize the benefits of ultra low oxygen (ULO) CA storage without risking losses caused by anaerobic conditions. A non-destructive monitoring system that assesses low-oxygen stress of chlorophyll-containing fruit (HarvestWatch; Satlantic Inc., Halifax, N.S., Canada) was applied during storage.