Physical and Chemical Properties of Some European Plum Cultivars (<i>Prunus domestica</i> L.)

  • Mira Elena IONICA University of Craiova, Department of Horticulture and Food Science, 13 A.I. Cuza Street, 200585, Craiova
  • Violeta NOUR University of Craiova, Department of Horticulture and Food Science, 13 A.I. Cuza Street, 200585, Craiova
  • Ion TRANDAFIR University of Craiova, Department of Chemistry, 107 Calea Bucuresti Street, 200529, Craiova
  • Sina COSMULESCU University of Craiova, Department of Horticulture and Food Science, 13 A.I. Cuza Street, 200585, Craiova
  • Mihai BOTU University of Craiova, Department of Horticulture and Food Science, 13 A.I. Cuza Street, 200585, Craiova

Abstract

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 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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Published
2013-12-06
How to Cite
IONICA, M. E., NOUR, V., TRANDAFIR, I., COSMULESCU, S., & BOTU, M. (2013). Physical and Chemical Properties of Some European Plum Cultivars (<i>Prunus domestica</i&gt; L.). Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 41(2), 499-503. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha4129354
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Research Articles