14th National Congress of Horticultural Sciences
The effect of using amphipathic lipids as an edible coating on Royal Rosa variety stored plumbs at 1°C for 50 days and 1 day at 20ºC was analyzed. Treated plumbs reduced their ethylene emission levels. Likewise, their respiration rate was lower than in control fruits. This kept the plumbs quality for longer. In addition, throughout the storage period, they showed smaller maturity index and weight losses than the control fruits. All treated plums showed a better external appearance due to delayed losses of initial coloration and firmness during storage.