Physical and Chemical Properties of Some European Plum Cultivars (Prunus domestica L.)
Keywords:chemical properties, cultivars, physical properties, plum
Fruits from twelve plum cultivars (Prunus domestica L.), were analyzed in terms of physical and chemical characteristics. The fruits trees were grown in a trial at the University of Craiova - Fruit Growing Research Station (SCDP) Valcea, which is located in Bujoreni, an important Romanian plum production area. Fruits were picked at harvest maturity. Several analyzes were performed, such as fruit linear dimensions, size index, fruit weight, dry matter, soluble solids content, titratable acidity, total anthocyanins, malic, tartaric and citric acids content. The best features in terms of physical and chemical properties proved to be found in 'Alina', 'Alutus', '˜Tuleu Timpuriu', '˜Oltenal' and '˜Renclod Althan'.
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