Effect of Preharvest 1-MCP Treatment on the Flesh Firmness of ‘Rojo Brillante’ Persimmon
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Cita bibliográficaVilhena, N. Q., Gil, R., Vendrell, M. & Salvador, A. (2022). Effect of Preharvest 1-MCP Treatment on the Flesh Firmness of ‘Rojo Brillante’Persimmon. Horticulturae, 8(5), 350.
This study investigated the effect of preharvest 1-MCP treatment on maintaining ‘Rojo Brillante’ persimmon firmness. Early in the season, preharvest 1-MCP was applied 1, 7 and 10 days after ethephon treatment. The fruit firmness was evaluated during three different harvests and after the commercialization period of 3 d at 3 °C, plus 6 d at 20 °C. Late in the season, 1-MCP was applied 3 days before harvest in the fruit treated with gibberellic acid (GA) and then cold-stored for up to 60 days, plus a 6-day shelf life at 20 °C. The results showed that preharvest 1-MCP delayed the fruit softening induced by ethephon during the harvest period, and was the most effective treatment when performed 1 day after ethephon application. Therefore, preharvest 1-MCP extended the harvest period of ethephon-treated fruit. At the end of the season, preharvest 1-MCP had the same effect on maintaining the fruit firmness as the commercial postharvest application.