Mangoes - Harvesting

Mangoes - Harvesting

Mangoes - Harvesting (1)

Mangoes are generally harvested at physiological mature stage and ripened for optimum quality.

a) Maturity : The mango fruits should be harvested at green mature stage.The best way to observe maturity in mango is the colour of the pulp which turns cream to light yellow on maturity and hardening of the stone.

b) Harvesting : The harvesting in mango should be done in the morning hours and fruits should be collected in plastic trays and kept in shades. The fruits should not be allowed to fall on the ground as the injured fruits cause spoilage to other healthy fruits during packaging and storage. Fruits harvested with 8-10 mm long stalks appear better on ripening as undesired spots on skin caused by sap burn are prevented. Such fruits are less prone to stem-end rot and other storage diseases.