refrigerators, bulbs, & ethylene gas

Cynthia Mueller
Fri, 17 Sep 2004 14:54:19 PDT
Dear Claude,

When I clicked on this link, it went to a hyperstore for light
bulbs....tell us the link once more.

Cynthia W. Mueller
College Station, TX

>>> 9/17/04 2:59:30 PM >>>  has several citations that relate to this

Use the search engine and enter "ethylene gas and its effects" to
the articles.

The amounts of ethylene gas that will trigger a response can be as low

as 10 parts per million to trigger the ripening process of kiwifruit 
stored at 33 degrees F.

It is important to know the source of the ethylene - Apples are a high

producer of ethylene - the temperature, and the minimum length of 
exposure the target produce or bulb has to the gas.

This site is a profession organization of Dutch growers and should be 

Claude Sweet wrote:

>In a message dated 9/17/2004 2:21:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
>According to information I received from a researcher in Holland, the
>of ethylene gas given off by fruit such as apples is relatively small
>Did your researcher provide any hard figures?  I have seen claims of
>producing anywhere from 30 to 200 ppm when stored in the fruit or
>crisper of a home refrigerator.  Variables might include "ripeness" of
the apple, 
>variety, temperature and ventilation.
>Mark Mazer
>USDA Zone 5
>Giant Schnauzer Rescue
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