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Apples and Bulbs Don't Mix

By jeri11
March 3, 2013

Don't put bulbs in the refrigerator with apples. The apples produce ethylene gas, which will cause the bulb to abort its flower.

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Name: bit bit
Baltimore County, MD (Zone 7a)
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Mar 2, 2013 7:36 PM CST
Great point, but you can also use this to your advantage. Have a bunch of bananas that are underripe? Put them in a paper bag with an apple or two, and they'll ripen up much faster, due to the same ethylene gas Thumbs up
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Mar 2, 2013 8:18 PM CST
Good reminder to not do this. I have done so in the past. Hoping to never be too old not to learn. Thanks Jeri!

And Bit ~ I will remember that tip too. I like my bananas somewhere between green and ripe. Good idea!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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Mar 2, 2013 9:12 PM CST
I never knew this Jeri. Thanks! Thumbs up
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