Harvesting & Post Harvesting

Harvesting

  • Depending on the variety maturity is attained between 65 to 110 days after transplant.
  • Fresh market fruits should be harvested when slightly ripe.
  • Processing fruits should be harvested ripe.
  • Average yields is 20 -120 tons per Ha depending on variety and management.

Post harvest handling

  • Fresh market fruits should be graded according to size that is small, medium and large (…add sizes)
  • Pack fruits in wooden or plastic crates and deliver to the market immediately or store at temperature range of 6 – 13 degrees C depending on the stage of ripeness.