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Organoleptic properties of old apple cultivars evaluated by sensory analysis


  • Lateur, M. , Planchon, V. & Moons, E. (2001). Organoleptic properties of old apple cultivars evaluated by sensory analysis. Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Societe et Environnement, 5: (3),
Type Journal Article
Year 2001
Title Organoleptic properties of old apple cultivars evaluated by sensory analysis
Journal Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Societe et Environnement
Recnumber 66
Volume 5
Issue 3
Endnote Keywords apples|crop quality|firmness|fruits|organoleptic traits|sensory evaluation|storage|taste|techniques|
Abstract A sensory analysis technique was applied to evaluate the organoleptic properties of 6 old apple cultivars (Reinette de Blenheim, Joseph Musch, Gris Braibant, Reinette des Capucins, Reinette de Flandre and Cabarette), which were on trial in Belgium and France. The objective was to define their optimal picking times and storage aptitude. Sensory analysis was applied just after picking and periodically during the storage period. For each fruit sample, different characteristics were measured (brix, pH and flesh firmness) to correlate between sensory and analytical data. Results indicate the correlation between the sensory analysis of the flesh firmness and juiciness. Results also show that flesh firmness can be well assessed by a sensory analysis panel and that the global fruit quality appreciation depends mostly on juiciness, flesh firmness and sweet sensation. The sensory analysis can give good indication for a better commercial management of apple cultivars concerning picking date, storage capacity and the best storage conditions to be chosen.
Notes Cited Reference Count: 15 ref. Journal article French
Author address Departement de Lutte biologique et Ressources phytogenetiques, Centre de Recherches agronomiques de Gembloux, Ministere des Classes moyennes et de l'Agriculture (DG6), Rue de Liroux, 4. B-5030 Gembloux, Belgium.
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Authors Lateur, M. , Planchon, V. & Moons, E.