Standardization on Effect of Storage and Packaging Materials on Shelf Life and Quality of Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula L.)

K. Sushma *

Department of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Hyderabad, India.

M. Padma

Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Mulugu, Siddipet, Telangana, India.

M. Rajkumar

Fruit Research Station, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Sangareddy, Telangana, India.

Ch. Raja Goud

Horticultural Polytechnic, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Adilabad, Telangana, India.

B. Naveen Kumar

(SSAC), Grape Research Station, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Rajendranagar, Telangana, India.

P Gouthami

College of Horticulture, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Mojerla, Telangana, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

An experiment was conducted on ‘‘Standardization on effect of storage and packaging materials on shelf life and quality of ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula L)’’ during Kharif 2021 and Summer 2022 on shelf life and quality of ridge gourd at PG laboratory, College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar. The experiment design is factorial completely randomized design with eight packaging materials as factor-1 and three elite treatments as factor-2 with a total of twenty four (24) treatments replicated thrice. The results revealed that, the Polyethylene 200 gauge with 2% vent and Vermicompost 12 t/ha + Arka microbial consortium recorded lowest physiological loss in weight, titrable acidity and highest shelf life, TSS, ascorbic acid, firmness, chlorophyll content with increase in days of storage.

Keywords: Ridge gourd, packaging materials, shelf life, storage


How to Cite

Sushma, K., Padma , M., Rajkumar , M., Goud , C. R., Kumar , B. N., & Gouthami , P. (2024). Standardization on Effect of Storage and Packaging Materials on Shelf Life and Quality of Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula L.). International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 14(2), 750–770. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2024/v14i23987

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