Difference Between Horticultural Maturity and Physiological Maturity

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Differentiate between horticultural maturity and physiological maturity

Physiological maturity Horticultural 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 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.
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