The large buds are very decorative, and watching the caps lifting and the blossom unfurling adds to product appeal. This process happens very quickly, so growers need to pick twice a day during peak flowering to ensure that the marketed product is at the correct maturity for maximum vase life. This is achieved by ensuring good hydration of the flowering stems before harvest (irrigate the tree the night before harvesting) and during the postharvest chain.
- Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers
- Smart Business – A guide to operating an incorporated association in Queensland
- The Secretary’s Handbook For Queensland Incorporated Associations
- Sustainable Cut Flower Production
- Environmental Management Guidelines for Growing Cut Flowers
- Australian Flower Conference – Evaluation Form