Around Multan known as the ‘Mango Capital of Pakistan’, mangoes are facing a challenge due to delayed ripening, which is casting a shadow over their quality and marketability. Delayed ripening refers to a condition in which mangoes take longer than usual to reach their optimal ripeness and flavor.
Every year in June, mangoes are typically ready for harvest. However, this year, the much-anticipated mango harvest remains elusive. This delay is due to unrelenting combination of rain and wind. As the dark clouds continue to hover above, refusing to relent, the weather has failed to warm up, leaving the mangoes in a state of unripened limbo. The low temperatures have played havoc with the delicate process of mango maturation, leaving them stubbornly green and far from ready.