Mango industry explores fruit ripening

02/06/2012 10:13:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

The National Mango Board is encouraging marketers of the fruit to participate in ripening programs,

In advance of a pilot research program scheduled to explore a ripe/ready-to-eat mango program, the Orlando, Fla.-based board sponsored a workshop in November. The workshop featured marketers and ripening specialists to show board members how ripening programs can help increase movement, according to a news release.

Gary Campisi, senior director of quality control for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark., Dennis Kihlstadius, owner of Produce Technical Service, and Dave Howald, a merchandiser and avocado ripening specialist for the California Avocado Commission, detailed opportunities that ripening provides to improve postharvest processes and increase mango quality.

The board approved the research project at the November meeting. The objective is to determine the effect on mango consumption and to assess the feasibility of a ripe program, according to the release.



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Libby and ita    
Pine Island Florida  |  June, 19, 2012 at 08:14 AM

This is very interesting. I have an orchard on Pine Island in Florida. We are fortune to be able to leave our mango fruits on the tree until the blush occurs and then harvest. This makes for a delcious mango. Try our Florida mangos...we ship www.mangoinparadise.com

Pat    
Port Charlotte, Florida  |  July, 11, 2012 at 07:22 PM

How lucking am I to live near to Pine Island and have the very best mangoes from Mangos In Paradise. I have them ship my family members up north several boxes and they are as in love with these magnificent mangoes the Valencia Pride and the Glenn are superior. Check it out you will be very happy you did. I will be ordering more again this week. Thanks Libby and Sal from www.mangosinparadise.com Pat

Libby and Sal Vita    
Pine Island Florida  |  June, 19, 2012 at 08:16 AM

www.mangosinparadise.com check this out!

Libby and Sal Vita    
Pine Island Florida  |  June, 19, 2012 at 08:24 AM

We have mango orchard and we are able to harvest our nearly ripen fruits from the tree and ship to your door. These are delicious and the unique location of our orchard is well know for some of the best mangos ever. The Natonal Mango Board is working hard to improve mango consumption, what a great idea...Buy tree ripen mangos from Florida and you will have a mango eating experience to remember! Please do check us out at: WWW.MANGOINPARADISE.COM Thanks, Libby and Sal

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