BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

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Benefits of ripening greenhouse tomatoes with ethylene

Benefits of ripening greenhouse tomatoes with ethylene

For fast and uniform ripening of the final pick, it's best to expose greenhouse tomatoes to the natural plant hormone ethylene. Enhancing the development of greenhouse tomatoes can also save energy and decrease the waste accumulated when less mature tomatoes are in the same mix as ripe harvests. In summary, applying added ethylene results in better color and final quality for greenhouse tomatoes.


How to ripen greenhouse tomatoes with an ethylene generator
The entire process may take three to four weeks when ripening tomatoes with an ethylene generator from Catalytic Generators. You will need approximately one-half to one generator's capability per hectare to achieve 5ppm.

Factors such as the tightness of your greenhouse and ventilation practices may also impact the number of generators you need. For the best results, apply the ethylene overnight for 10 to 12 hours and vent the space during the day to remove carbon dioxide buildup and replenish oxygen levels.


Catalytic Generators products
Ethy-Gen® II allows ethylene generators
 to make only as much ethylene as needed for your targeted space. CATALYTIC GENERATORS invented and patented the first ethylene generator, and received certification by both UL® and TÜV. Only trust the original — Catalytic Generators has been doing this for 50 years, and they make ethylene application the easiest part of the ripening process.