Viticulture Studies     (Pages: 015-023)

Human Health and Environment Friendly Applications Used in Grape Storage

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1 Alata Horticultural Research Institute, Department of Fruit and Viticulture, Mersin, Türkiye DOI : 10.52001/vis. 2023.16.15.23 Viewed : 28 - Downloaded : 29 Grape is nonclimacteric and has low physiological mechanism. Although, in addition to these positive features, decay induced by gray mold (Botrytis cinerea) after harvest, drying of the bunch rachis and water loss from berries are important factors limiting the storage period. Grapes are often treated with SO2 to protect post-harvest spoilage during storage and transport. However, the application of SO2 can cause damages to the grapes and the sulphide residues are unacceptable for consumer health. Especially in recent years, for the storage of grapes in the cold; studies focus on methods and chemicals that are more effective and harmless to human health. Keywords : Grape Postharvest Environment Friendly Human Health