Postharvest Biology and Technology of Peach

  • Saqib Farooq
  • Mohammad Maqbool Mir
  • Shaiq Ahmad Ganai
  • Tabasum Maqbool
  • Shabir Ahmad Mir
  • Manzoor Ahmad Shah


Peach is a climacteric fruit and undergoes rapid ripening after harvest. The fast ripening of the fruit is responsible for its short shelf life and represents a serious constraint for its efficient handling and transportation. Quick softening of the fruit after harvest and subsequent mold growth leads to huge losses in the marketing chain of the fruit. This chapter mainly sums up recent studies about the maturation parameters, ripening, physiological disorders, microbiological disorders, and postharvest techniques (cold storage, controlled atmosphere storage, and modified atmosphere packaging) of peach fruit. Various treatments, including physical (heat treatment, intermittent warming, irradiation, and edible coatings) and chemical methods (1-methylcyclopropene, salicylic acid, methyl jasmonate, calcium chloride, oxalic acid, melatonin, and nitric oxide), have been applied to peach fruit to enhance its shelf life.


Peach Perishable Postharvest life Cold storage Chilling injury Intermittent warming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saqib Farooq
    • 1
  • Mohammad Maqbool Mir
    • 2
  • Shaiq Ahmad Ganai
    • 1
  • Tabasum Maqbool
    • 1
  • Shabir Ahmad Mir
    • 1
  • Manzoor Ahmad Shah
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Food TechnologyIslamic University of Science and TechnologyAwantiporaIndia
  2. 2.Division of Fruit ScienceSher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Food Science and TechnologyPondicherry UniversityPuducherryIndia

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