Picking of Tomato

Picking of Tomato: Picking depends upon the purpose for which they are used. Four maturity stages are generally identified.

Picking depends upon the purpose for which they are used. Four maturity stages are generally identified.

  • Green stage: The mature green fruits are generally picked to send them to the distant market.
  • Pink Stage: At this stage, colour turns to pink or red at the blossom end. They are picked for local market.
  • Ripe stage: At this stage surface of most of the fruits is red and the softening of fruits begins.
  • Fully Ripe: At this stage, fruits have approached maximum colour development and are soft. Starch is charged into sugars. They are generally consumed or used for canning and processing.

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