Effect of preharvest fruit bagging on fruit quality characteristics and incidence of fruit physiopathies in fully irrigated and water stressed pomegranated trees

I. Griñán, D. Morales, Alejandro Galindo Egea* (Corresponding Author), A. Torrecillas, D. Pérez-López, A. Moriana, J. Collado-González, A.A. Carbonell-Barrachina, F. Hernández

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Abstract


BACKGROUND: This report studied the response of pomegranate fruit under full irrigation (FI) and water stress (WS) conditions to bagging with externally glossy single layer cellulosic paper bags open at the bottom from the end of fruit thinning to harvest time.
RESULTS: Bagging decreased fruit size and the maturity index, and increased antioxidant activity in FI conditions. Moreover, fruit bagging substantially reduced the incidence of peel sunburn in both irrigation conditions.
CONCLUSION: The delay in fruit growth and ripening as a result of pomegranate fruit bagging is outweighed by the very important commercial benefit in terms of the reduced incidence of peel sunburn and the increase in fruit antioxidant activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1425-1433
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Volume99
Issue number3
Early online date20 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

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