Apples and Bulbs Don't Mix: What I thought

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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: Kyla
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kylaluaz
Sep 30, 2014 5:54 PM CST
...when I read the title of this idea was that planting bulbs under apple trees, you run the risk of apples falling on your flowers and breaking them off! I could just see those pretty tulips all squashed!

But thank you, seriously, this is good to know. I knew ethylene gas helped ripen other fruit, but its effect on bulbs would never have occurred to me.
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jeri11
Oct 3, 2014 9:53 AM CST
That wouldn't happen down here. LOL!!! Our tulips bloom in March & April and are burnt up by May.
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kylaluaz
Oct 3, 2014 10:43 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing

Spring apples? You know, those ones left on there after winter?

I am totally just kidding, it was a silly idea.

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