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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- Spring '10
- Ethylene, Ripening, Pectins, Ethylene sensitive fruits