|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 stage.
||2) Indicate desirable change to make 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.