P. Akkaravessapong, S. Vasununde
A study on Harvesting Index of Kaew mango clones SK 007 and SK 002 for pickling, was conducted in 1987 and 1988 respectively at Sisaket Horticultural Research Centre, Sisaket Province, Thailand. SK 007 mango were harvested at weekly intervals from 11 to 14 weeks after full bloom whereas SK 002 mango were harvested from 11 to 15 weeks. At each harvesting times, four batches of seventy fruits were subjected to pickling in a 10% sodium chloride solution with 0.1% sodium benzoate. The fruit qualities were initially analysed upon arrival and at subsequent intervals after pickling. Sensory evaluation of picked mangoes was assessed 1 moth after pickling for SK 007 pickled mangoes and 1, 3, 5 and 7 months for SK 002. Results showed that the mango fruits harvested at 11 weeks after full bloom were significantly poorer in quality and acceptability than those of more mature fruits. The earliest acceptable harvesting time for SK 007 and SK 002 were 12 weeks and 13 weeks after full bloom respectively. For SK 002, fruits harvested after 12 weeks onward seemed to be the best. It was found that a pickling period of more than 5 months adversely affects the product quality.
Akkaravessapong, P. and Vasununde, S. (1992). HARVESTING INDEX OF KAEW MANGO (MANGIFERA INDICA) FOR PICKLING. Acta Hortic. 321, 518-524
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.57

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