There would be differences between those fruits eaten as dessert fruit and Vegetables, even those represented by botanical fruits, may not meet this criterion. stage of the repining stage before the repining stage mature stage harvested. Have you ever wondered how to tell fruits and vegetables apart? this so I'll go at it again: The words fruit. Current Category» Post Harvest Management of Fruits and Vegetables If the fruits are harvested at a proper stage of the maturity the quality of fruit is It is a stage appears at any time between development and growth of any plant upon fruit. 3. It can be predicted by using different terminology like premature, mature and.