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The evaluation of CEPA in relation to harvesting of small fruits

Acta Horticulturae (34): 391-395

The evaluation of CEPA in relation to harvesting of small fruits

In experiments to evaluate the effect of ethephon on ripening and harvesting, promising results were obtained with blueberries and black currants. In blueberries ripening could be advanced without premature fruit drop, but fruit size was slightly reduced. In black currants ethephon facilitated "stick-harvesting" (by beating the branches with a stick) without an unacceptable fruit drop or a detrimental effect on fruit size, and also reduced the percentage of damaged fruits.

Accession: 000231153

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