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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (69) Last page : (73)
Article doi : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6304

Sudeep, H. P, Seetharamu, G. K., Aswath, C, Munikrishnappa, P. M., Sreenivas, K. N., Basavaraj, G. and Gowda, D. M.
Department of Horticulture, College of Horticulture, Bengaluru-65,
University of Horticulture Sciences, Bagalkot. Karnataka
*Corresponding Author E-mail: sudeebesati@gmail.com

Received: 3.03.2018  |  Revised: 1.04.2018   |  Accepted: 5.04.2018


The present study was carried out at Department of Post harvest technology (RHREC), University of Horticultural Sciences campus, GKVK, Bengaluru, during the year 2016-17. The experiment was carried out with fresh spikes by embedding two different desiccants, Silica gel (60- 120 mesh) and borax. The spikes are placed in face up positions and allowed for drying under hot air oven condition at four different temperature at 480C to 540C for 48 hours. The results findings indicated that fresh weight of spike (19.51 g   ), dry weight of spike (2.32 g) was observed maximum in silica gel (D1) and minimum in borax (D2). Per cent of moisture loss (88.18 % ) was maximum in borax (D2) and minimum (88.12 %) in silica gel (D1). Among drying temperature, Maximum fresh weight of spike (19.52 g) was recorded in 480 C for 48 hours (T1) and it was minimum (19.43 g) was in 500 C for 48 hours (T2). Dry weight (2.50 g) was recorded maximum at 480 C for 48 hours (T1) and minimum (2.10 g) was noticed at 540 C for 48 hours (T4). Maximum moisture loss of 89.20 % was observed at 540 C for 48 hours (T4) followed by 500 C for 48 hours (T2) and minimum moisture loss of 87.19 % was recorded in 480 C for 48 hours (T1).Color retention (3.82), shape (3.95), texture (3.86) and overall acceptability (3.90) in flower after drying was highest in silica gel (D1) and least (2.43) was observed in borax (D2). Flowers dried under hot air oven exhibited maximum sensory score for color retention (3.79), shape retention (4.09), texture (3.93) and overall acceptability (3.99) was recorded by flowers dried at 500 C for 48 hours (T2).

Key words: Sonia-17, Hot air oven, Moisture loss, Quality parameters

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Cite this article: Sudeep, H.P., Seetharamu, G.K., Aswath, C., Munikrishnappa, P.M., Sreenivas, K.N., Basavaraj, G. and Gowda, D.M., Standardization of Embedding Media and Drying Temperature for Superior Quality of Dry Orchid Flower Production var. Sonia-17, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 69-73 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6304

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