Mangos & Papayas
THE CHALLENGES OF TRANSPORTING MANGOS & PAPAYAS
Mangos and papayas are extremely valuable and sensitive commodities, and while in storage they are subject to Anthracnose and stem-end rot, as well as the detrimental efects of ethylene. In addition, because mangos and papayas are particularly susceptible to shriveling, humidity in storage must be kept high, which often leads to increased mold growth. Estimates for post-harvest losses run as high as 10–30% annually.