What Fruit and Vegetables Can Be Ripened

Fruits & Vegetables

Perishable
Commodity
Temp
C/F
Ethylene
Produced
Ethylene
Sensitivity
Apple
(non-chilled)
1.1 / 30 VH H
Apple (chilled) 4.4 / 40 VH H
Apricot -0.5 / 31 H H
Artichoke 0 / 32 VL L
Asian Pear 1.1 / 34 H H
Asparagus 2.2 / 36 VL M (Toughness)
Avocado
(California)
3.3 / 38 H H
Avocado
(Tropical)
10.0 / 50 H H
Banana 14.4 / 58 M H
Beans (Lima) 0 / 32 L M
Beans
(Snap/Green)
7.2 / 45 L M
Belgian Endive 2.2 / 36 VL M
Berries
(Blackberry)
-0.5 / 31 L L (Mold)
Berries
(Blueberry)
-0.5 / 31 L L (Mold)
Berries
(Cranberry)
2.2 / 36 L L (Mold)
Berries
(Currants)
-0.5 / 31 L L (Mold)
Berries
(Dewberry)
-0.5 / 31 L L (Mold)
Berries
(Elderberry)
-0.5 / 31 L L (Mold)
Berries
(Gooseberry)
-0.5 / 31 L L (Mold)
Berries
(Loganberry)
-0.5 / 31 L L (Mold)
Berries
(Raspberry)
-0.5 / 31 L L (Mold)
Berries
(Strawberry)
-0.5 / 31 L L (Mold)
Breadfruit 13.3 / 56 M M
Broccoli 0 / 32 VL H (Yellowing)
Brussel Sprouts 0 / 32 VL H
Cabbage 0 / 32 VL H
Cantalope 4.4 / 40 H M
Cape Gooseberry 12.2 / 54 L L
Carrots (Topped) 0 / 32 VL L (Bitterness)
Casaba Melon 10.0 / 50 L L
Cauliflower 0 / 32 VL H
Celery 0 / 32 VL M
Chard 0 / 32 VL H
Cherimoya 12.8 / 55 VH H
Cherry (Sour) -0.5 / 31 VL L (Softening)
Cherry (Sweet) -1.1 / 30 VL L (Softening)
Chicory 0 / 32 VL H
Chinese
Gooseberry
0 / 32 L H
Collards 0 / 32 VL M
Crenshaw Melon 10.0 / 50 M H
Cucumbers 10.0 / 50 L H (Yellowing)
Eggplant 10.0 / 50 L L
Endive
(Escarole)
0 / 32 VL M
Feijoa 5.0 / 41 M L
Figs 0 / 32 M L
Garlic 0 / 32 VL L (Odor)
Ginger 13.3 / 56 VL L
Grapefruit
(AZ,CA,FL,TX)
13.3 / 56 VL M (Mold)
Grapes -1.1 / 30 VL L (Mold)
Greens (Leafy) 0 / 32 VL H (Russet Spotting)
Guava 10 / 50 L M
Honeydew 10 / 50 M H
Horseradish 0 / 32 VL L
Jack Fruit 13.3 / 56 M M
Kale 0 / 32 VL M
Kiwi Fruit 0 / 32 L H
Kohlrabi 0 / 32 VL L
Leeks 0 / 32 VL M
Lemons 12.2 / 54 VL M (Mold)
Lettuce
(Butterhead)
0 / 32 L M (Russet Spotting)
Lettuce
(Head/Iceberg)
0 / 32 VL H (Russet Spotting)
Lime 12.2 / 54 VL M (Mold Degreen)
Lychee 1.7 /35 M M
Mandarine 7.2 / 45 VL M
Mango 13.3 / 56 M H
Mangosteen 13.3 / 56 M H
Mineola 3.3 / 38 L L
Mushrooms 0 / 32 L M
Nectarine -0.5 / 31 H H
Okra 10.0 / 50 L M
Olive 7.2 / 45 L M
Onions (Dry) 0 / 32 VL L (Odor)
Onions (Green) 0 / 32 VL M
Orange (CA,AZ) 7.2 / 45 VL M
Orange (FL,TX) 2.2 / 36 VL M
Papaya 12.2 / 54 H H
Paprika 10.0 / 50 L L
Parsnip 0 / 32 VL L
Parsley 0 / 32 VL H
Passion Fruit 12.2 / 54 VH H
Peach -0.5 / 31 H H
Pear
(Anjou,Bartlett
/Bosc)
1.1 / 30 H H
Pear (Prickley) 5.0 / 41 N L
Peas 0 / 32 VL M
Pepper (Bell) 10.0 / 50 L L
Pepper (Chile) 10.0 / 50 L L
Persian Melon 10.0 / 50 M H
Persimmon
(Fuyu)
10.0 / 50 L H
Persimmon
(Hachiya)
0.5 / 41 L H
Pineapple 10.0 / 50 L L
Pineapple (Guava) 5.0 / 41 M L
Plantain 14.4 / 58 L H
Plum/Prune -0.5 / 31 M H
Pomegranate 5.0 / 41 L L
Potato
(Processing)
10.0 / 50 VL M (Sprouting)
Potato (Seed) 4.4 / 40 VL M
Potato (Table) 7.2 / 45 VL M
Pumpkin 12.2 / 54 L L
Quince -0.5 / 31 L H
Radishes 0 / 32 VL L
Red Beet 2.8 / 37 VL L
Rambutan 12.2 / 54 H H
Rhubard 0 / 32 VL L
Rutabaga 0 / 32 VL L
Sapota 12.2 / 54 VH H
Spinach 0 / 32 VL H
Squash
(Hard Skin)
12.2 / 54 L L
Squash
(Soft Skin)
10.0 / 50 L M
Squash
(Summer)
7.2 / 45 L M
Squash
(Zucchini)
7.2 / 45 N N
Star Fruit 8.9 / 48 L L
Swede
(Rhutabaga)
0 / 32 VL L
Sweet Corn 0 / 32 VL L
Sweet Potato 13.3 / 56 VL L
Tamarillo 0 / 32 L M
Tangerine 7.2 / 45 VL M
Taro Root 7.2 / 45 N N
Tomato
(Mature/Green)
13.3 / 56 VL H
Tomato
(Brkr/Lt Pink)
10.0 / 50 M H
Tree-Tomato 3.9 / 39 H M
Turnip (Roots) 0 / 32 VL L
Turnip (Greens) 0 / 32 VL H
Watercress 0 / 32 VL H
Watermelon 10,0 / 50 L H
Yam 13.3 / 56 VL L

Live Plants

Perishable
Commodities
Temp
C/F
Ethylene
Production
Ethylene
Sensitivity
Cut Flowers
(Carnations)
0 / 32 VL H (Sleepiness)
Cut Flowers
(Chrysanthemums)
0 / 32 VL H
Cut Flowers
(Gladioli)
2.2 / 36 VL H
Cut Flowers (Roses) 0 / 32 VL H (Open Sooner)
Potted Plants -2.8-18.3 / 27-65 VL H
Nursery Stock -1.1-4.4 / 30-40 VL H (Slower Start)
Christmas Trees 0 / 32 N N
Flowers Bulbs
(Bulbs/Corms/
Rhizomes/Tubers)
7.2-15 / 45-59 VL H

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