The following flower care and handling techniques have been thoroughly investigated and tested at retail level. These techniques have been shown to greatly enhance the customer’s satisfaction of all fresh cut flowers, while decreasing waste and dumpage.
The vase life and postharvest quality of cut flowers are determined by multiple factors such as genetic factors, growth conditions, harvest time, packaging, transport, postharvest handling, and storage. In the postharvest storage stage, pretreatment with preservative solutions have various impacts on the vase life … Continued
There are several factors which play a part in keeping the quality of cut flowers at a high level: (1) the grower (2) moisture balance. (3) nutrient balance (4) temperature, (5) humidity, (6) ethylene, and (7) microbial activity. While at … Continued
Figuring out the proper time to harvest flowers and what to do with them post-harvest to ensure maximum vase life can seem pretty confusing at first. It really is a science unto itself. If you cut too soon, some blooms will wilt or … Continued
Temperature is, overall, the single most important environmental factor affecting the postharvest longevity of cutflowers.
The Australian native plant, Sturt’s Desert Pea ( Swainsona formosa) has found favour in overseas markets, particularly in Japan, because of its suitability for use in floral arrangements such as ikebana. Professor Acram Taji of the University of New England at Armidale … Continued
Bookmark listing care instructions to increase longevity of cut flowers.
Quality management to preserve vase life of cut flowers.
Heliconia Bihai cv “Claw II” – Quality Standard Northern Territory Government fact sheet and quality standard
Heliconia spp. (Heliconiaceae) Fact Sheet Northern Territory Government publication