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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 664-674

Influence of Packaging Materials and Storage Duration on Quality of Flower Strings of Polianthes tuberosa Linn. cv. Prajwal
Bijay Kumar Baidya1* and Suhrita Chakrabarty2
1Department of Fruit Science and Horticulture Technology, College of Agriculture,OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha - 751003, India
2Department of Post-Harvest Technology, Faculty of Horticulture,
AICRP on Floriculture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya,
Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal-741252, India
*Corresponding author

One of the major problems faced by the flower growers is lack of suitable packaging technology for local and distant markets. Therefore adequate packaging is required for enhancing their shelf life by retaining their attractiveness. Major objectives of this work was to study the effects of packaging materials and storage duration on flower quality, postharvest life & consumers’ acceptability of tuberose strings. In order to study the interaction effect of packaging materials i.e. containers (bamboo basket with newspaper lining, thermocol box and Corrugated Fibre Board (CFB) box) and storage conditions (S1-0day, S2-1day, S3-2day, S4-3day) ,  tuberose flowers cv. Prajwal were harvested from the experimental plot early in the morning and tuberose strings of size 3 feet were made. It was observed that packaging significantly influenced weight loss, fresh weight, freshness of flowers throughout the storage period. In all storage containers, tuberose could be successfully stored for 1 day under ambient condition. Increase in storage duration significantly reduced shelf life of the strings along with their freshness, rotting and acceptability. However, considering shelf life (1.8 days), PLW (10.23%), fresh flowers percentage (70.49%) and acceptability (8.00), thermocol boxes were found as the better packaging material for tuberose strings, in which the strings could be stored for 1 day at ambient condition, followed by CFB Boxes (12”X10”X8” with holes).

Keywords: Packaging materials, Shelf life, Acceptability,Quality, Storage and Tuberose strings.

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Bijay Kumar Baidya and Suhrita Chakrabarty. 2020. Influence of Packaging Materials and Storage Duration on Quality of Flower Strings of Polianthes tuberosa Linn. cv. Prajwal. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 664-674. doi:
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