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Unformatted text preview: which is turned on by many factors that affect post harvest handling. Once "turned on" it cannot be "turned off". Climacteric Fruit -Shows an increase of the respiration rate with ripening. This is ethylene dependant and these can continue to ripen after harvesting. Non Climacteric Fruit Their ripening dose not depend on ethylene production. These fruits need to stay on the plant to ripen. Removal of Ethylene from the atmosphere around the climacteric fruits is a way of preventing the over-ripening of Ethylene sensitive fruits. RIPENNING...
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