Mango Cold Storage Room
Dating back to 4000 B.C., mangoes are native to the south regions of India and China and was soon taken to Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Java, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Varied by cultivar, mangoes can only be stored for 3-4 weeks when stored in a temperature controlled storage at 8°C - 14 °C.
It has been found that the length and quality of storage can be improved by the use of the combination of Modified Atmosphere Packaging and 1-MCP applications However, storage duration is longer in Controlled Atmosphere cold storage working with the method of ULO (Ultra Low Oxygen). These methods do not require modified atmosphere packaging and increases the storage duration up to 6-7 weeks.
Cold chain should definitely be functioning properly from harvest to the market, as mangoes are very fragile fruits.