Researches regarding the determination of optimal time for apricot harvesting by using the colour code

Published in Scientific Papers. Series B. Horticulture, Vol. LVI
Written by Lenuţa CHIRA, Adrian CHIRA, Elena DELIAN, Constanţa ALEXE, Elena SĂVULESCU

The physical and biochemical fruit properties such as the colour code, the texture, the soluble dry matter and acidity represent very significant quality indicators, which one can make use of in order to establish the optimal harvesting time. The aim of this study was to mark the interrelation between the colour code of the Dacia, Olimp and Augustin varieties and other quality features with the aid of the colour code. In addition, the farmer must also choose the harvesting time according to the moment of the sale, because after harvesting, the increase of the sugar content is very slim. Research has shown that if one wants to store the fruit for a short period of time and later have it sent out, a harvesting within the regular parameters is recommended, which would correspond to the following values of the colour code: 6,7 for the Augustin variety, 5 for Dacia and 6 for Olimp. On the other hand, if the fruit is intended to be consumed right away or involved in an industrialized process a tardily harvesting is advisable, hence the following values of the colour code: 8 for the Augustin variety, 6 for Dacia and 7 for Olimp.

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Chira L., Chira A., Delian E., Alexe C., Săvulescu E., 2012, Researches regarding the determination of optimal time for apricot harvesting by using the colour code. Scientific Papers. Series B. Horticulture, Vol. LVI, ISSN-L 2285-5653, 443-446.

 


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