Luz Geneston Asio1,3 and Francisco D. Cuaresma2
Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is a popular fruit in the international market due to its excellent flavor, attractive fragrance, taste and nutritional properties. However, it is highly perishable since it ripens easily after harvest and it is susceptible to postharvest diseases causing severe losses during storage and transport. The paper reviews the literature on the most important postharvest treatments to alleviate this problem which include the use of fungicides, hot water treatment, vapor heat treatment, controlled atmosphere, irradiation, wax coatings and biological control. The use of fungicides, hot water treatment, irradiation, and wax coatings appear to be the most widely used postharvest treatments.
Keywords: prochloraz, hot water and vapor treatment, controlled atmosphere, irradiation, wax coating, biological control