Mejora de los parámetros de calidad en frutos del género Prunus mediante atomización precosecha foliar de Ca, B y Si

  1. F.J. Quirante-Moya
  2. M.C. Martínez-Ballesta 1
  3. M. Carvajal-Alcaráz
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


Libro de actas del 11º Workshop en Investigación Agroalimentaria para jóvenes investigadores. WIA.22
  1. Francisco Artés-Hernández (coord.)
  2. Juan Antonio Fernández-Hernández (coord.)
  3. Eva Armero Ibáñez (coord.)
  4. María Dolores de Miguel Gómez (coord.)
  5. José Miguel Molina Martínez (coord.)
  6. Juan José Alarcón Cabañero (coord.)
  7. José Enrique Cos Terrer (coord.)

Publisher: Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

ISBN: 978-84-17853-61-7

Year of publication: 2023

Pages: 28-31

Congress: Workshop on Agri-Food Research for young researchers (11. 2022. Cartagena)

Type: Conference paper


The fruits of the genus Prunus suffer a rapid deterioration of their quality, causing theshortening of their useful life. In the transport and marketing of these fruits, colour, andfirmness are very important qualitative parameters. It has been observed that someminerals such as Ca, B, and Si are involved in the structure and function of the cell wall,which are vital for maintaining firmness. In this work, different combined sprays wereapplied (Ca, Ca + B, Ca+Si, and a commercial product called ANTISALGold+BREAK-Thru), itwas carried out in four species of Prunus, with the intention of checking if there is animprovement in the maintenance of firmness and differences in the colour measuredduring the post-harvest period and in its useful life. In general, the fruits of the crop treatedwith Ca+Si showed a lower loss of firmness and a tone more associated with maturity inthis period.