Difference between climacteric and non-climacteric fruits

Difference between climacteric and non-climacteric fruits

Climacteric fruits Non-Climacteric fruits
Climacteric fruits are those fruits, which continue to ripen after harvesting. Non-Climacteric fruits are those fruit, which do not ripen further after harvest.
Climacteric fruits emit a large amount of ethylene gas due to which climacteric fruits continue to ripen even after harvesting. Non-Climacteric fruits emit very fewer amount of ethylene gas due to which non-climacteric fruits do not continue to ripen even after harvesting.
These fruits are harvested when they are hard and green but the aim is too ripe these fruits near consumption areas.These fruits are harvested when they are fully matured and ripened.
A small dose of ethylene is used to induce ripening process under controlled conditions of temperature and humidity.These fruits not respond much more to ethylene.
Examples of climacteric fruits – Apple, banana, mango, papaya, pear, apricot, peach, plum, avocado, guava, passion fruit, blueberry, cantaloupe, etc. Some examples of Non-climacteric fruits – Lemon, grapes, orange, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, and cashews, litchi, pineapple, watermelon, pomegranate, etc.
Examples of climacteric and non-climacteric fruits

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