Banana & Mango Ripening:



Ethylene is a small hydrocarbon gas. It is naturally occurring, you can't see or smell it. Some fruit will produce ethylene as ripening begins. Apples and pears are examples of fruit that produce ethylene with ripening. Ethylene is responsible for the changes in texture, softening, color, and other processes involved in ripening. Ethylene gas is used commercially to ripen tomatoes, bananas, pears, and a few other fruits after harvest.


The Ripening Process is a delicate science, where one is able to ripen a banana to perfection in 4 days at a precise 18 degrees, and over a 24-hour period. Each roomful of banana is gassed with ethylene, which is produced in a slow and steady stream from GENET ethylene generators from Agritech Equipment & Services Pvt Ltd. 


The Banana Ripening Cycle below will help you to visualize the ripening process 


- Raw green color on Day 1 when ethylene gas produced from GENET Ethylene Generator is applied in a ripening room 

- After first 24 hours of ethylene dosing, fruits start producing ethylene naturally and gradual change in color initiates within fruit

- On Day 4, Banana attains yellow color throughout its surface when they are taken out and sold in the local market. 

- Day 6 & 7 shows the ripening stage and color when bananas are usually eaten by the customers and very sweet in taste.



   


Ethylene Generators produce very low concentration of ethylene and cannot reach the explosive limit. Hence, GENET is very safe as compared to other ripening products like ethylene gas cylinders which often malfunction due to poor quality parts etc. 


Ethylene can be explosive if it reaches very high concentrations of 27,000 ppm so it has to be used cautiously. Ethylene has been the cause of many banana ripening room deaths in the days of the Gas Cylinder Injection technology, when explosions of ripening rooms using ethylene gas cylinders were commonplace. As a result, use and storage of pressurized gas cylinders are governed by stringent laws like the Gas Cylinder Rules, 2004 notified by the Government of India. These rules are applicable for both the manufacturer and end users who install these gas cylinder system for their ripening rooms. Unfortunately, many gas cylinder manufacturers and suppliers do not share this information with their end customers for the risk of losing on making a sale.