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What are the commercial applications of ethylene gas?

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The important commercial applications of ethylene gas are:

  1. It inhibits the elongations of shoot and it favors’ the radial thickening of the stem.
  2. It also induces sprouting in tubers and germination of seeds.
  3. It induces fruit ripening act as ripening hormone.
  4. It increases the fruit formation.
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The commercial applications of ethylene gas are:

  1. Ripening of fruits such as tomatoes, water melons, banana etc.
  2. It stimulates flowering. Increases number of female flowers and fruits in cucumber.
  3. Also increases flowering in pineapple.
  4. Stem swelling
  5. Sprouting of storage organs
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