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Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Vol. LXIII, Issue 1
Written by Lavinia-Mihaela ILIESCU, Florin STĂNICĂ, Andreeea STAN

The paper presents the fruits characterization of four new kiwi hybrid genotypes and the effects of cold storage on postharvest fruit quality. After harvesting and during the storage period, different fruit characteristics including some mechanical properties were measured and evaluated in dynamics. The hybrid kiwifruits and other varieties of Actinidia sp. were produced in the experimental field established at the USAMV of Bucharest, in an organic orchard. The fruits were harvested starting with early of October and ended up at beginning of November. The fruit production was analyzed for each genotype and was expressed as total number of fruits per plant and yield per plant. At harvest, fruit quality indicators as fruit weight, shape index and some other characteristics (fruit firmness, soluble solids content) were analyzed. After harvesting, kiwifruits were stored in two different conditions. Every month, during the cold storage, the evolution of some fruit parameters: soluble solids content (SSC) and fruit firmness was studied. Besides that, at the consumption maturity, fruit content in ascorbic acid and in total dry matter were analyzed.

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