Maturity Indices

Maturity Indicies

    • Custard apple fruits are climacteric, therefore they are harvested when they are mature, firm and plumpy, on maturity, fruit turn light green.
    • The inter aereolar space widens the fruits turn creamy white, the skin between the segments or tubercles turn into light yellow colour.
    • For transporting over distant market, the fruits are to be picked before full ripening and are packed in single layer, well ventilated wooden boxes with soft cushioning material.
    • A good bearing tree gives about 100-150 fruits i.e., about 8-10 tonnes/ha.
    • The fruits are highly perishable and cannot be stored for long duration.
    • It can be stored in good condition up to 7 days by treating them with 8% wax emulsion.

Last modified: Sunday, 20 May 2012, 8:30 AM