Waiel Haddad(1) Muhammad M. Al Zoubi*(1) and Wissam Massa(1)
(1). Natural Resources Research Administration, General Commission for Scientific Agricultural Research (GCSAR), Damascus, Syria.
(*Corresponding author: Dr. Muhammad M. Al Zoubi. E-Mail: email@example.com).
Received: 25/01/ 2016 Accepted: 23/03/ 2016
The effect of bagging apples fruit, which it is still on trees in paper bags made in Japan that has specific characteristics, was studied to determine the quality traits of apples ah harvest, this study conducted at Brshin Research Station, Hama governorate/Syria, during the season 2015. Two apple varieties were used, Starking Delicious, and Stark Rimson. The results showed a significant increase in the bagging fruits firmness compared with those without bagging, and a significant decrease in the total soluble solids of bagging fruits compared with those without bagging for both varieties, besides there was no significant difference in average of weight and diameter of fruits for both varieties.
Key words: Apple fruit bagging, Total soluble solids, Fruit firmness, Fruit size.
Full paper in Arabic: Effect of Apple Bagging During Growth Period on Some Quality Parameters at Harvest