Care and Handling of Fresh Cut Flowers

Care and Handling of Fresh Cut Flowers

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.
Pretreatment Solutions for Improving the Vase Life of Cut Roses

Pretreatment Solutions for Improving the Vase Life of Cut Roses

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
Care and Handling of Cut Flowers and Foliage

Care and Handling of Cut Flowers and Foliage

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
Complete Cut and Care Guide for 100 Spectacular Seasonal Blooms

Complete Cut and Care Guide for 100 Spectacular Seasonal Blooms

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
AFI – Regulatory mechanisms of flowering in Sturt’s Desert Pea

AFI – Regulatory mechanisms of flowering in Sturt’s Desert Pea

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