Treatments Carotene content (mg /100g)
3rd DOS 7th DOS 12th DOS
Location I Location II Mean Location I Location II Mean Location I Location II Mean
T1 20.73 19.56 20.15 21.45 20.26 20.86 22.1 20.1 21.10
T2 21.28 20.33 20.81 22 21.03 21.52 22.65 21.65 22.15
T3 20.95 20.00 20.48 21.67 20.70 21.19 22.32 21.32 21.82
T4 21.68 20.73 21.21 22.4 21.43 21.92 23.05 22.05 22.55
T5 19.93 18.78 19.36 20.65 19.48 20.07 21.3 20.30 20.80
T6 20.51 19.30 19.91 21.23 20.00 20.62 21.88 20.88 21.38
T7 20.25 18.98 19.62 20.97 19.68 20.33 21.62 20.62 21.12
T8 22.23 21.28 21.76 22.95 21.98 22.47 23.60 22.60 23.10
T9 22.93 21.98 22.46 23.65 22.68 23.17 24.30 23.30 23.80
Mean 21.17 20.10 20.64 21.89 20.80 21.35 22.54 21.42 21.98
SE d L T L x T L T L x T L T L x T
0.3374** 0.7158* 0.0123 0.3490* 0.7404* 1.0471 0.3593* 0.7623* 1.0781
CD (0.05) 0.6844 1.4519 2.0533 0.7079 1.5017 NS 0.7289 1.5463 NS
T1 – 150 ppm GA3 T4 – 200 ppm Thiabendazole T7 – 1000 ppm CaCl2 + 200 ppm Thiabendazole
T2 – 200 ppm BA T5– 150 ppm GA3 + 200 ppm Thiabendazole T8 – Hot water at 54°C
T3 – 1000 ppm CaCl2 T6 – 200 ppm BA + 200 ppm Thiabendazole T9 – Control (Dipping fruits in normal water)
Table 8: Effect of post harvest treatments on carotene content (mg /100g) in fruits of banana cv. Nendran (AAB).