- Seeds attain physiological maturity 30 – 35 days after flowering. Fully matured, red, ripened and healthy fruits alone should be harvested.
- First 7 - 8 pickings should be used for seed extraction
- Well-matured fruits are crushed and made into pulp. For every 1 kg of pulp 25 - 30 ml of commercial HCl acid should be added and left for 30 min
- with constant stirring. At the end of 30 min. the seeds are washed for 3 - 4 times with water and shade dried for one day followed by mild sun drying to reduce the mositure content to 7-8%