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    It's ethylene they release that helps ripening. Same reason you shouldn't put bananas near to cut flowers - the ethylene from the bananas makes the flowers go over more quickly

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    stigoftheplot is offline Seedling
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    I would've thought they'd ripen anyway. All these fruit producers pick their fruit unripe and it gradually ripens as it travels the length & bredth of the earth to get to asda / tesco etc. Haven't you noticed that shop fruit is always hard and inedible for a few days (until it suddenly gets ripe & goes off really quickly!)

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