Journal of
Stored Products and Postharvest Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6567
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 147

Full Length Research Paper

Use of modified atmosphere on packaging cut flower gladiolus Gladiolus grandiflorus Hort

Lopez-Puc Guadalupe
  • Lopez-Puc Guadalupe
  • Centro de Investigación y Asistencia en Tecnología y Diseño del Estado de Jalisco, A.C. Unidad Sureste Calle 30 No. 151 x 30 y 30-A, Col. García Gineres, 97070 Mérida, Yucatan, México.
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Rodriguez-Buenfil Ingrid Mayanin
  • Rodriguez-Buenfil Ingrid Mayanin
  • Centro de Investigación y Asistencia en Tecnología y Diseño del Estado de Jalisco, A.C. Unidad Sureste Calle 30 No. 151 x 30 y 30-A, Col. García Gineres, 97070 Mérida, Yucatan, México.
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  •  Received: 05 December 2012
  •  Accepted: 31 July 2015
  •  Published: 30 September 2015

Abstract

The effect of use of modified atmosphere packaging technology (MAP) for increased shelf life of the Cut spikes of gladiolus grandiflorus Hort were studied. Three mixtures gas were evaluated, in two temperature conditions. The best condition was in the mixture with 70% N2, 15% CO2, 15% O2. Modified atmosphere packaging allowed conservation of cut spikes gladiolus by six days in polyethylene bag median barrier a 5°C. The cut flowers had six days in vase life after of stored in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).
 
Key word: Gladiolus, modified atmosphere packaging.