Physico-chemical characteristics of wild plum fruits (Prunus spinosa L.)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Hamza Polat Vocational School, Ataturk University, 25900 Ispir, Turkey

2 Department of Horticulture, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey

3 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%).