Ethephon hastens ripening of Japanese plums
California Agriculture 31(6):18-19.
Published June 01, 1977
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Reported effects of the growth regulator ethephon on fruit maturity in many crops include earlier skin color changes, earlier flesh softening, and occasional increases in soluble solids. In 1975, preharvest ethephon applications on Japanese plum (Prunus salicina) were evaluated for their influence on fruit maturation and postharvest ripening.