The latex obtained by making incisions in the bark coagulates readily and has been utilized as an adulterant of gutta percha. It was formerly proposed as a substitute for wax on the shelves of wardrobes and closets. Ripe fruits tend to perish early; however, they stay well in cold storages when kept at appropriate temperatures. At home, unripe light green fruits may be kept at room temperature until they turn rich orangeyellow color. Ripe fruits may keep well for 23 days at room temperature, but required to be stored inside the refrigerator for extended shelf life.