Article | . 2019 Vol. 37, Issue. 1
Changes in Fruit Quality, Antioxidant Activity, and Flavonoid Content with Limited Irrigation after Full Bloom of Early-Maturing ‘Harye’ Satsuma Mandarin in a Plastic Greenhouse

College of Applied Life Science SARI, Jeju National University1
Citrus Research Institute, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, RDA2
R&D Center, M·Horticultural Technique Research Institute3

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of fruit growth and quality, antioxidant activity, and flavonoid content with limited irrigation after full bloom of early-maturing ‘Harye’ Satsuma mandarin (C. Unshui Marc.) in a plastic greenhouse. The results indicated a higher level of total soluble solids (TSS) content and lower fruit growth in immature fruit with limited irrigation from 30 and 60 days after full bloom, compared with the limited irrigation from 90 days after full bloom. However the fruit showed higher acidity, antioxidant activity, and flavonoid contents in the peel at fruit maturation. The results suggested that limited irrigation from before 60 days after full bloom is needed to increase TSS and antioxidant activity in the mature season in greenhouse cultivation in the early- maturing ‘Harye’ Satsuma mandarin.

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