The Influence of Polyamine and SICS on Some Qualitative and Compatibility Indices of Pear (Pyrus communis L. cv. ‘Bartlett’) Fruit Juice

  • Pegah Sayyad-Amin
  • Gholamhossein DavarynejadEmail author
  • Bahram Abedy
Original Article


Polyamines and SICS (Manganese + Boron) are popular chemical compounds using for the improvement of qualitative traits of pear and apple fruits. In the present study, we investigated the effects of these compounds on self- and open-pollinated shoots of pear trees. Treatments included putrescine (Put) (0.1 and 0.25 mM), Spermine (Spm) and Spermidine (Spd) (0.05 and 0.25 mM), and SICS (1 and 2 mg/L) solely or along with coverage cotton bags (CCB) in order to prevent cross and open pollination. Based on the results, treatment of Put (0.1 mM) alone showed the highest oxidative material index (P < 0.05). Treatments containing Spd (0.25 mM) both solely and with cotton coverage, Spm (0.05 and 0.25 mM) both solely and with cotton coverage, SICS (1 mg/L) alone, and SICS (2 mg/L) both alone and with cotton coverage showed the lowest content of oxidative material index in comparison with control (P < 0.05). Spd (0.05 mM) alone increased the anthocyanin content (P < 0.05). Treatment of SICS (2 mg/L) alone had higher content of (TSS/TA or Index of Maturity) (P < 0.05). SICS at 2 mg/L with cotton coverage, Spd at 0.05 mM alone, and Spd and Spm (0.05 and 0.25 mM) with cotton coverage showed the highest rate of pH (P < 0.05).


Cotton coverage Pollination Spm Spd Put 

Der Einfluss von Polyamin und SICS auf Qualitäts- und Kompatibilitäts-Indizes bei Birnensaft (Pyrus communis L. cv. ‘Williams Christ’)


Eintüten mit Baumwollgewebe Bestäubung Spm Spd Put 



We thank Astan Qods Razavi Orchard (Imam Reza Orchard) and Department of Horticultural Sciences and Landscaping of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad for cooperating in carrying out this research.

Conflict of interest

P. Sayyad-Amin, G. Davarynejad and B. Abedy declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pegah Sayyad-Amin
    • 1
  • Gholamhossein Davarynejad
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bahram Abedy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Horticultural Sciences and Landscape, Faculty of AgricultureFerdowsi University of MashhadMashhadIran

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