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Table 4 Influence of ethephon at fruit set on agronomic indices of olives during ripening

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

Parameter Samples ethephon (N)
S1 (09/09) S2 (21/09) S3 (03/10) S4 (14/10) S5 (25/10)
Weight of 100 olives (g) 386 ± 9.2 391.5 ± 7.7 457.2 ± 5.7 481.8 ± 4.9 492.8 ± 3.7
Diameters (mm) 17 ± 1.2 17.1 ± 1.5 18.4 ± 0.9 19.1 ± 1.2 18.8 ± 1.3
Moisture content (%) 58.9 ± 0.8 56.4 ± 0.1 54.3 ± 0.2 53.2 ± 0.2 48.5 ± 0.2
Oil content of olives (g/100 g O.P) 4.3 ± 0.2 4.9 ± 0.5 8.6 ± 0.3 16.6 ± 0.5 26.6 ± 0.5
T.P content of olives (mg/g O.P) 75.2 ± 1.9 69.6 ± 1 58.8 ± 2.3 53.9 ± 1.5 59.1 ± 6.5
  1. Ethephon (N): treatment at fruit set; T.P total polyphenols, O.P olive pulp