Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

The aim of the project was to produce a book that would provide growers, wholesalers, exporters and retailers with practical information about postharvest handling and treatment of fresh wildflowers. Australian native flowers and related species, mainly South African Proteaceae, are … 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
Native Cut Flowers Extending Postharvest Life Using 1-MCP Treatment

Native Cut Flowers Extending Postharvest Life Using 1-MCP Treatment

This report documents a study into the effects of 1-MCP treatment on a variety of native Australian cut flowers. The effects of 1-MCP concentration, treatment duration and treatment temperature on the ethylene sensitivity of Grevillea ‘Sylvia’ inflorescences were evaluated. A … Continued
Protocol for Flower and Ornamentals

Protocol for Flower and Ornamentals

This document sets out a framework for Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) on farms which defines essential elements for the development of best-practice for the global production of floriculture products. It defines the minimum standard acceptable to the leading retail groups in Europe, … Continued
Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers

Quality specifications for 32 major flowers, with photographs and recommendations for harvesting and postharvest handling, have been produced in a parallel publication, linked to the manual. The manual also includes fact sheets for 16 important flowers and advice on many others. This is … Continued
Postharvest performance of cut marigold, rose, and sunflower stems as influenced by homemade and commercial floral preservatives

Postharvest performance of cut marigold, rose, and sunflower stems as influenced by homemade and commercial floral preservatives

In summary, continuous vase application of citric-Kathon, soda, or citric-Greenshield resulted in the best postharvest performance of marigold and sunflower, and continuous treatment with citric-Al or pulsing with citric-Kathon resulted in the best postharvest performance of cut roses; all of the aforementioned … Continued