Mango is one of the popular fruits in the world due to its attractive color, delicious taste and excellent nutritional properties. Known for its sweet fragrance and flavor, the mango has delighted the senses for more than 4000 years. A celebrated fruit, mango, now produced in most of the tropical parts of the globe.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Transportation of mango

Mango has become an important export commodity for several developing countries. Means of transportation are scarce.

Mango transportation need careful handling since fruits in ripening become too soft, easy injury that reduce eating and keeping quality of fruits.

If the market is within close proximity of the field and the pack house, the fruit can be harvested at almost the fully ripe stage.

Fruit intended for longer transportation distances or storage is in general harvested firm and green, but physiologically mature, when the fruit ‘shoulder’ rose above the stem-end and once there is a slight color change.

Efforts must be made to protect the fruits from the direct rays of the sun to reduce fresh weight loss, shriveling and deterioration of fruit quality.

The good advice is that to transport mangoes during the cooler part of the day.

Wooden boxes are commonly used for packaging and transportation of mango fruits.

Under the dynamic transport conditions nails come out due to vibration and puncture the fruits which results in bruising decay and low price of fruits.
Transportation of mango
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