After the raids confirmed the worst fears that the fruit traders were using carcinogens to ripen
fruit, the Telangana state agriculture and horticulture department decided to set up three fruit ripening chambers of its own at different places to tackle the menace.
artificially with calcium carbide, mangoes put you at the risk of headache, dizziness, sleep disorders and even memory loss This ( using calcium carbide) is the only way to quickly ripen
Sunburned fruit also may ripen
through dehydration, creating unbalanced fruit chemistry with high sugars and high acids that result in unbalanced wines.
There is one group of tomatoes known as long-keeper varieties, such as the Spanish 'De Colgar', which will ripen
slowly after harvesting if kept in a cool, frost-free place.
So green tomatoes will ripen
if stored with red ones.
Stop watering melons as soon as they start to ripen
in the greenhouse
When fruits ripen
, they produce a gas called ethylene (ETH-il-een).
Early apples will ripen
as early as in August and late apples can go into October or even November before they are ready to pick.
Simply place green fruits in a paper bag in a warm room to ripen
; since warmth, not light, ripens
them, it is a waste of time putting them in rows on the windowsills.
A small green apple cannot ripen
in one night by tightening its jaws in order to find itself the next morning miraculously large, red, ripe, and juicy.
Avoid: Bruised fruit, discolored skins, or a dull, grayish, aged appearance (which means the fruit has been exposed to cold and won't ripen
The pineapple, unlike most fruits, does not continue to ripen
once it has been harvested.
Though this chemical is banned in many countries, including India, it is being freely used across the country to ripen
fruits such as mangoes, watermelons, bananas etc.
A solution finally may be at hand for the number-one consumer gripe about America's favorite fresh fruit: bananas and their tendency to quickly ripen
and soften into an unappetizing mush.
Paul says: "Bananas ripen
better off the plant so even when they're eaten by the farmers that grow them they tend to cut them green and allow them to ripen
after they've been cut.