Effect of Post Harvest Treatments of Growth and Bioregulators on Quality and Longevity of Fruits and Vegetables

  • Elias D. Dekazos
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 46)


Fruits and vegetables after harvest continue to carry on most of the life processes that were predominate just before harvest. Harvested fruits and vegetables are living things, using O2and stored substrates while giving off CO2, water vapor, and heat in the process of respiration. The more rapid the rate of respiration after harvest, the more quickly the fresh produce ripens. The rate of respiration varies with stage of maturity, kind of produce, temperature, chemical treatment, and composition of surrounding atmosphere.


Ethylene Production Citrus Fruit Phosphonic Acid Sodium Benzoate Sour Cherry 
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  • Elias D. Dekazos
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  1. 1.The Agricultural College of Athens, VotanikosAthensGreece

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