Evolving Systems

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 81–89 | Cite as

Screening of the alterations in qualitative characteristics of grape under the impacts of storage and harvest times using artificial neural network

  • Vahid Farzaneh
  • Alireza Ghodsvali
  • Hamid Bakhshabadi
  • Zahra Dolatabadi
  • Farahnaz Farzaneh
  • Isabel S. Carvalho
  • Khashayar Sarabandi
Original Paper


The tested model showed that high reliability based on the obtained inputs for achieved data for RMSE and correlation coefficient between the obtained experimental and predicted values. An enhancement in the storage time, reduced the pH value and flavor index (fruit maturation), but boosted the acidity value of the fruits. On the other hand retardation in the harvest time led to an increase in pH value, total soluble solids and dextrose contents as well as flavor index of the samples. Artificial neural network design has been applied to predict the process of alterations during storage time. Back propagation feed forward neural network with the arrangement of 5:8:2 with a high correlation coefficient value (˃ 0.989) and low root mean square error value (< 0.0019) as well as sigmoid hyperbolic tangent activation function with Levenberg–Marquardt learning and learning cycle of 1000 were detected as the most reliable and appropriate neural network model in storage process.


Harvest time Storage conditions Grape fruit Modeling ANN 



The present work is a part of PhD studies of Vahid Farzaneh, We gratefully appreciate Erasmus Mundus Program SALAM for the financial supports and Food Science Lab of University of the Algarve for facilities provided during this study. Our great thanks to Golestan Agricultural and Natural Recourses Research Center, Gorgan, Iran, Agricultural Engineering.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MeditBio, Food Science Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal
  2. 2.Agricultural Engineering Research DepartmentGolestan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education CenterGorganIran
  3. 3.Department of Food Science and Technology, Gonbad Kavoos BranchIslamic Azad UniversityGonbad KavoosIran
  4. 4.Young Researchers and Elites Club, Sabzevar BranchIslamic Azad UniversitySabzevarIran
  5. 5.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research CenterZahedan University of Medical SciencesZahedanIran
  6. 6.Department of Food ChemistryUniversity of Agricultural Sciences and Natural ResourcesGorganIran

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