American Journal of Potato Research

, Volume 77, Issue 1, pp 63–65 | Cite as

Using HPP (hydrogen peroxide plus) to inhibit potato sprouting during storage

  • U. Afek
  • Janeta Orenstein
  • E. Nuriel


Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) samples, cv. Desiree, were treated for sprout control and stored at 10 ± 1 C for 6 months. Those treated four times with HPP (hydrogen peroxide plus), applied with the “Tabor Atomizing System”, had a 0% rate of sprouting. Those treated with CIPC (chloro-isopropyl N-phenyl carbamate) also had no sprouting, while the nontreated control had 84%. A single treatment with HPP or CIPC resulted, after 6 months of storage at 10 ± 1, in sprouting rates of 61 and 58%, respectively, vs. 87% in the untreated control.

Additional Key Words

Potato Solanum tuberosum L. sprouting storage 

Explanation of Abbreviations


Chloropropham (chloro-isopropyl N-phenyl carbamate)


Hydrogen peroxide plus


Maleic hydrazide




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh ProduceGilat Experment Station, ARO, The Volcani CenterIsrael

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