Relationships between banana fruit green life, fruit age and development stage for different growing conditions

Jullien Alexandra, Chillet Marc, Malézieux Eric. 2001. Relationships between banana fruit green life, fruit age and development stage for different growing conditions. In : 1st International Postharvest Horticulture Conference and Exhibit, Pasay City, Philippines, 17-19 October 2001. FRLD; PHTRC; UPLB. Montpellier : CIRAD, 1 p. International Postharvest Horticulture Conference and Exhibit. 1, Pasay City, Philippines, 17 October 2001/19 October 2001.

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Abstract : The harvesting of bananas for export is constrained by the need to transport the production by sea to the importing country, which takes 10-20 days from the West Indies to Europe. The fruit must arrive before the start of the climacteric rise. The fruit must therefore be harvested early enough to have a green life (GL, time elapse, in degree-days, between cutting the fruit and the climacteric rise) longer than the transport time. Our aim is to find an indicator of harvesting date which would give rise to a constant GL at harvest. For this purpose, it was assumed that GL depends on fruit maturity and thus on its developmental stage at harvest. Several indicators of development were considered: - the fruit age expressed in degree-days (dd, base temperature 14°C) accumulated since inflorescence emergence, - the relation between GL and pulp organic acid content. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Musa, Banane, Stade de développement végétal, Croissance, Diamètre, Pulpe de fruits, Acide citrique, Acide malique, Taille, Ombrage, Lutte physique, Stress, Température, Maturité, Qualité, Aptitude à la conservation, Exportation, date de récolte, Transport

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Martinique, Guadeloupe, Europe

Classification Agris : F62 - Plant physiology - Growth and development
J11 - Handling, transport, storage and protection of plant products

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Jullien Alexandra, CIRAD-FLHOR-BPA (GLP)
  • Chillet Marc, CIRAD-FLHOR-BPA (GLP)
  • Malézieux Eric, CIRAD-DG-DS (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-5706-9610

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