Postharvest Biology and Technology of Quince

  • Toiba Majeed
  • Idrees Ahmed Wani
  • Sabeera Muzzaffar


Quince (Cydonia oblonga) is a species in the genus Cydonia, which belongs to the family Rosaceae. Quinces have received attention in the last 10 years because of their high content in biologically active phytochemicals. The harvesting time lasts from September to October, depending on the cultivar. The fruit can be stored at 0–2 °C for 3–6 months and prolonged by controlled atmosphere conditions. Various packaging techniques and chemical and heat treatments have been found to enhance the shelf life of quince fruit.


Quince Maturity Astringent Controlled atmosphere 1-Methylcyclopropene 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toiba Majeed
    • 1
  • Idrees Ahmed Wani
    • 1
  • Sabeera Muzzaffar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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