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Differentiate between physiological maturity and horticultural maturity

Difference between physiological maturity and horticultural maturity

Physiological maturityHorticultural maturity
1. It refers to the stage in the development of the fruits and vegetables when maximum growth and maturation has occurred.1. Horticultural maturity refers to any stage of development when the commodity has reached a level of development sufficient for its intended use.
2. Indicate the end of the stage.2. Indicate desirable changes to make it marketable.
3. Maximum growth and maturation occurred.3. Maximum growth and maturation not occurred.
4. Closely associated with fruits.4. Closely associated with vegetables.
5. Allow normal ripening after harvest.5. May not ripen.
6. Seed collection easy.6. Seed collection not easy.

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