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Regulated ripening of Coffea arabica L. in Kenya: studies on the use of 2-chloroethyl phosphonic acid


, : Regulated ripening of Coffea arabica L. in Kenya: studies on the use of 2-chloroethyl phosphonic acid. Acta Horticulturae (49): 125-135

Sprayed once at 1400 p.p.m. ethephon failed to concentrate the harvesting of trees bearing crop from multiple flowerings, although ripening was still brought forward. At a low altitude site (1522 m) where fruits develop quickly, ethephon at 1400 p.p.m., applied to 28-week-old fruits from a single large flowering, spread the harvesting period over 8 compared to 5 weeks required to harvest the unsprayed trees.

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