Document Type: Research Paper
Hamza Polat Vocational School, Ataturk University, 25900 Ispir, Turkey
Department of Horticulture, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
Oltu Vacational School, Ataturk University, 25800 Oltu, Turkey
The genotypic variation on physico-chemical characteristics of wild grown plums (Prunus spinosa L.) was investigated. The total phenolic contents were in a range of 117 to 407 mg GAE/100 g FW. The vitamin C was highest in yellow colored fruits (12.10 mg/100 ml). The total soluble solid content varied between 9.40% (yellow colored) and 12.90% (dark purple colored) fruits. Antioxidant activity of dark purple, red and yellow skin colored plum fruits were found between 71.15-78.99% which lowers than standard BHA (82.07%).