How long does it take for a mango to ripen?
Some facts are Mangoes are harvested when they are mature not ripe.
A mature mango will ripen normally with increasing its soluble hard contents to sugar while it slowly starts loosing its firmness while ripening which is in our language ready to eat with change in exterior and internal color.
How many days does it take for a mango to ripen?
We always harvest mangoes which are mature but necessarily not ripe mangoes.
You can asses the mangoes for ripening by its firmness, color, more sweet with internal sugar, internal color, and fruit shape.
Internal flesh color of Alphonso mango is with Golden hued saffron color.
Which is developed while ripening near the seed (called as Koy in marathi) and it will progress outward.
Mangoes Shoulders which are near stem end are good indicators for mango while harvesting stem side near shoulder goes bit inside in the fruit when fruit is matured.
We always harvest handpicked and mature mangoes on Brahma muhurta which will ripen normally fast in haystack.
Generally it depends on type of mango and ripening process.
how long does it take for a mango to ripen on the tree?
Ripening time changes from mango to mango:
- In some mangoes like Payari Mango may ripe in 3 to 4 days after harvesting haystack and post ripening it may stay good till next 4 to 5 days.
- In Kesar Mango it may ripe in 4 to 5 days after harvesting.
- In Alphonso Mangoes once harvested it takes 5 to 6 days for ripening.
- Hence lots of customers call us and say that your mangoes are green but they are delivered before time to naturally ripen safely at your home.
It takes 4 to 5 days if it is not treated with any chemicals to ripen naturally.
This ripening can be made faster by covering the mangoes with paper or paper bag that initiates mangoes self ethylene mango ripening process. Which can speed up to 2 to 3 days.
Generally we harvest the matured fruits only and it is again sorted for quality.
How long does it take for a green mango to ripen?
It generally takes 6 to 8 days in total for green mango to get the yellow color of ripening.