Patel lines a big cane basket with green or dried leaves of khakhra or Bastard teak (Butea monosperma) and it is further lined with leaves of neem (Azadirachta indica). He then places the green mangoes inside and then layers once again with the leaves. After this the basket is left untouched for 7 days. The mangoes get the usual red and golden yellow hue soon after this procedure. People in this area have been following this practice for many years.
Crop Family: Anacardiaceae
Crop Scientific Name: (Magifera indica)
Crop Vernacular Name: Aam
Formulation: Dried leaves of khakhra or Bastard teak (Butea monosperma) and it is further lined with leaves of neem (Azadirachta indica).
Ingredients: Green or dried leaves of khakhra or Bastard teak (Buteamono sperma) and leaves of neem (Azadirachta indica)
Ethylene production rose climacterically both in leaf blades and leaf petioles with or without abscission zones (Figs. 2 and 3). In both pinto bean and tobacco leaves rates of ethylene production were markedly higher in the blades than in the petioles. These findings suggest that the increase in ethylene in leaves is not restricted to the abscission zone but is characteristic of the general process of leaf senescence. However, differences between tobacco and pinto bean with respect to the rates of ethylene production by segments along the petioles support the idea that ethylene does participate in the abscission process.