INFLUENCE OF ETHYLENE TREATMENTS ON RIPENING AND CHILLING INJURY ALLEVIATION IN MANGO (CV. PALMER) FRUIT
Exogenous C2H4 applied at 100 ppm for 1 day at 20°C plus 1 day in air did not initiate the climacteric but prevented CI in fruit during 15 days at 5°C plus 1 or 3 days at 20°C. A 2-day C2H4 treatment, initiated climacteric C2H4 and CO2 production and though effective in reducing CI, resulted in 10.6% fruit decay. Meanwhile, fruits exposed to air at 20°C for 2 days before storage for 15 days at 5°C plus 1 or 3 days at 20°C remained preclimacteric and developed moderate symptoms of CI.