publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Calcium treatment and harvesting stage influence on textural quality of eggplant (cv. Africa black beauty) fruits

Akpokodje, O. I.,; Uguru, H.;
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  • Published: 25 Aug 2019
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
Effects of foliar application of calcium (Ca<sup>2+</sup>) fertilizer and maturity stage on texture quality of eggplant (cv. <em>Africa black beauty</em>) skin and flesh was evaluated in this study. The eggplant fruits were harvested at three maturity stages (30 DAF, 40 DAF and 50 DAF) and their skin and flesh firmness were tested for, using the Warner-Bratzler shear force (WBS) method, with the aid of the Universal Testing Machine (Testometric model) with accuracy of 0.001N. The results showed that calcium treatment had significant (p ≤ 0.05) effect on the eggplant fruits' skin and flesh firmness. Calcium treated fruits skin firmness was higher (189.47 N) when ...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfungi
free text keywords: Eggplant, Africa black beauty, calcium, texture, firmness [Keywords], Keywords: Eggplant, Africa black beauty, calcium, texture, firmness
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Calcium treatment and harvesting stage influence on textural quality of eggplant (cv. Africa black beauty) fruits

Akpokodje, O. I.,; Uguru, H.;