The Ethylene Round Up

Plants rely on ethylene to come of age. Here, a list of fruits and veggies that produce and are sensitive to this powerful plant hormone.

Ethylene Producers Ethylene Sensitive
Apples
Apricots
Avocados
Bananas (ripe)
Cantaloupes
Cherimoya
Figs
Guavas
Honeydew
Kiwi (ripe)
Mangoes
Mangosteen
Nectarines
Papayas
Passionfruit
Peaches
Pears
Persimmons
Plantains
Plums
Prunes
Quinces
Tomatoes
Bananas (unripe)
Belgian endive
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Chard
Cukes
Eggplant
Green beans
Kiwi (unripe)
Leafy greens
Lettuce
Okra
Parsley
Peas
Peppers
Spinach
Squash
Sweet potatoes
Watercress
Watermelon
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Nutrition
By Catherine Guthrie
Fruits-Vegetables