Ethylene Gas
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Ethylene Gas is a naturally occurring hormone in gaseous form, that triggers ripening in fruit. Almost all fruits give off ethylene gas, but apples, plums, melons and pears give off the most. The riper the fruit, the higher the ethylene gas production, quickening the cycle.