EFFECT OF METHYL JASMONATE APPLICATION ON BIOACTIVE CONTENTS AND AGRO-MORPHOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF STRAWBERRY FRUITS
Muttalip GundogduDepartment of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
Selma Kuru BerkDepartment of Plant and Animal Production, Mudurnu Sureyya Astarcı Vocational School, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
Kenan YildizDepartment of Horticulture, Faculty of Agricultural, Gaziosmanpasa University, Tokat, Turkey
Ihsan CananDepartment of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
Sezai ErcisliDepartment of Horticulture, Faculty of Agricultural, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
Selma TunaDepartment of Medical and Aromatic Plants, Mudurnu Sureyya Astarcı Vocational School, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
In this study, methyl jasmonate were applied to strawberry cultivars, and the pomological and biochemical characteristics of the fruits were investigated. The highest increase in fruit weight was determined in the Honeoye cultivar and it was detected in the application of 0.50 mM MeJa according to the control group. When the organic acid contents of fruits were examined, it was determined that the dominant acid was citric acid and the maximum range (Control: 1.49 g kg–1; 0.50 mM MeJa: 16.49 g kg–1) was in the Seascape cultivar. When the ellagic acid content of the fruits was examined, the highest increase (Control: 13.350 mg 100 g–1, 0.25 mM MeJa: 22.768 mg 100 g–1) was found in the Sweet Ann cultivar. In this study, it was determined that appropriate concentrations of MeJa should be preferred in cultivation of strawberry and these concentrations affected the fruit quality parameters.
Keywords:methyl jasmonate, phenolic compounds, organic acids
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