EXOGENOUS ETHYLENE SHORTENS THE PREREQUISITE COLD STORAGE PERIOD FOR NORMAL RIPENING OF 'FORELLE' PEARS

P.G. du Toit, M. Huysamer, G. Jacobs, D.M. Holcroft
Local legislation requires that 'Forelle', an important export pear, be stored at ﷓0.5°C for a minimum of 12 weeks before marketing to ensure uniform ripening (De Vries et al., 1993). ‘Forelle’ was treated with ethylene to reduce this cold requirement, since ethylene has enhanced ripening in other pear cultivars (Chen et al., 1997).
du Toit, P.G., Huysamer, M., Jacobs, G. and Holcroft, D.M. (2001). EXOGENOUS ETHYLENE SHORTENS THE PREREQUISITE COLD STORAGE PERIOD FOR NORMAL RIPENING OF 'FORELLE' PEARS. Acta Hortic. 553, 181-184
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.553.39
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2001.553.39
maturity, ground color, firmness, mealiness
English
553_39
181-184

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