Chipping quality of potatoes stored in heaps and pits in subtropical plains of India
D. Kumar, V. Paul, R. Ezekielhttps://doi.org/10.17221/3762-HORTSCICitation:Kumar D., Paul V., Ezekiel R. (2005): Chipping quality of potatoes stored in heaps and pits in subtropical plains of India. Hort. Sci. (Prague), 32: 23-30.
Two potato cultivars Kufri Bahar and Kufri Jyoti were stored in heaps and pits under ambient conditions of sub-tropical plains of northern India and their chipping quality was determined after 90 days of storage. During storage there was a significant reduction (33.84%) in the reducing sugar content of potatoes and improvement (31.63%) in chip colour. Sugar levels in stored potatoes were within the acceptable limit for processing and table purposes indicating that potatoes stored up to 90 days on the farm in heap and pits are suitable for these two purposes.Keywords:
reducing sugars; chip colour; sucrose; dry matter content; potatoes and storage