From May to November it is time to harvest. Knowing what to do is important to bring to the table healthy and unwrinkled fruits and, above all, for a longer storage. To harvest we must first know that there are fruits that ripen even after being detached from the plant and others that interrupt the ripening process as soon as they are harvested. The day must be dry as well as the fruits: never harvest after the rain. During summer, the best time is given by the early morning hours, when the dew has dried; During spring and autumn, the late morning; During winter, the midday. The ripening of fruit is triggered by a vegetable origin hormone called ethylene. After being harvested, some fruits, called climacteric, still produce high ethylene quantity carrying out and speeding up cellular respiration and so the ripening.