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Tomato fruit (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. var. V. R. Moscow) harvested at the mature green stage were ripened by treatments with ethylene, oxygen, and oxygen plus ethylene. Treatments were made under dark and light conditions. Ethylene increased the ripening and respiration rates of the tomatoes. The fruit treated with ethylene had a general increase in beta carotene and lycopene when compared with untreated controls. The per cent acid was variable from year to year in the fruit treated with ethylene. The fruit ripened in ethylene had higher concentrations of citric acid than did the untreated controls. Treatments with oxygen decreased the reducing sugars and at the high concentrations used, had no effect on the rate of lycopene synthesis. Light treatments increased the per cent acid, reducing sugars, and color of the ripened fruit. The increase in color was related to an increase in both beta carotene and lycopene. Light treatment seemed to decrease the respiration rate of the fruit not treated with ethylene.

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Project Details

  • Nigeria : Kaduna State
  • Venue : Kakuri
  • Project : Tomatoes Farming
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Farm Key Organics is beneficial to a wide range of organisms. It restores the biodiversity of the core resources and habitat of the region. The symbiosis between flora and fauna, animals, and humans with a chemical-free environment is paradise on Earth.


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