EFFECT OF ETHEPHONE TO CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND EARLY OF RIPENING IRAQI BANANA FRUITS MUSA FARADISIACA CULTWATION IN BASRAH REGION

Abstract

This study was carried out in orchard in Abu —Al — Kassib region, Basrah during the Agriculture season 2004 -2005 in order to the ripening Iraqi banana fruit artificially using the different concentration from ethephone (0,250,500,750,1000 )ppm. The resHhs showed that the best Artificially ripening at concentration 1000 ppm which is increased total soluble solids and total sugars and increase the degradation of chlorophyll.. and caused the accumulation of carotein in fruits cortex and early of fruits ripening before 10 days compare with normal ripening and decreased significant in total acidity and vitamin C comp*e which other differents treatment specific control treatment