SDÜ Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi, Cilt 2, Sayı 2 (2007)

Changes in Sugar Contents of Fig Fruit (Ficus carica l. Cv. Bursa Siyahı) During Development



This experiment was carried out in Akdeniz University, Agricultural Faculty, Horticulturae Department and samples were taken from 10 years old fig (Ficus carica L. cv. Bursa Siyahı) trees. The aim of this study was to determine the sugar contents of fig fruits, which were harvested at different growing stages, by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography technic. Changes in major and minor sugars of fruits were investigated during different fruit development stages. Amount of fructose and galactose were found to be the highest and predominant in all growing stages, while glucose and sucrose followed them, respectively. Sucrose concentration in the first and third fruit growing stages was found to be higher than second stage. Ribose, xylose, arabinose, maltose and lactose were also determined in trace amounts.

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