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Table 2 Influence of ethephon applied at fruit set and at veraison on the yield of olive fruit

From: Effect of ethephon application on the cellular maturity of Olea europaea L. and on the extractability of phenolic compounds in virgin olive oil

Treatment Control Ethephon (N) Ethephon (V)
Number of fruits per branch 94.7 ± 7.4a 79.7 ± 2.5b 82.7 ± 2.1b
% of gain compared to control − 15.6 ± 5.2b − 12.2 ± 8.5b
  1. a, bValues followed by different letters are significantly different (P = 0.05)
  2. Ethephon (N): treatment at fruit set; ethephon (V): treatment at veraison