Formerly International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research

A Review-Tomato quality as influenced by preharvest factors

H.N. PRASAD, BANKEY LAL, SUNITA BHANDARI, RAKESH BHARGAVA, VIPUL PRATAP SINGH and ANSHU KAMBOJ
Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 21, Issue - 2 ( May-August 2023)

Published: 2023-10-03

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Abstract


The quality of tomatoes is a complex feature that involves numerous plant and fruit-level processes and is influenced by interactions between social, cultural, and environmental factors. This study focuses on how pre-harvest factors affect tomato quality, and quality is determined from the standpoint of the customer, i.e., by fruit size or fresh mass, colour, taste, flavour, texture, and health value. The research was conducted in Department of Vegetable Science and quality analysis is taken by Biocontrol laboratory of Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology Kanpur, (U.P.). The tomato is the second fruit consumed globally and a model plant for biologists. Physiologists and geneticists have studied the mechanisms underlying tomato fruit quality in great detail, and reactions to climatic and cultural practices have been well documented. However, in a time of worldwide change, managing and enhancing fruit quality will depend on our ability to combine knowledge and foresee interactions among genotype, environment, and cultural practices. We might benefit from the recent advancement of process-based models of fruit quality to address this difficult problem. Here, a number of tomato growth and quality models are explored, along with their possible use in creating ideotypes?conceptual plants that are anticipated to function in particular settings


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