Inhibiting the Postharvest Wounding Response in Wildflowers

Inhibiting the Postharvest Wounding Response in Wildflowers

This publication examines the effects of numerous wound-inhibiting chemicals and treatments on the vase lives of 13 genera/species of Australian cut flowers and foliage. It provides practical advice on improving the vase lives of several of these flowers, and recommends some easy … Continued
Ornamental Flower Research

Ornamental Flower Research

This technical bulletin consists of a collation of information derived from several trials carried out in 1989-90 on the following ornamental flowers: Dendrobium Orchid, Gerbera and Heliconia
New Strategies in Transportation for Floricultural Crops

New Strategies in Transportation for Floricultural Crops

The statistics clearly demonstrate a need to increase consumer satisfaction if cut flower sales are to increase on the U.S. flower market. We feel that the optimal strategy to ensure the adoption of effective temperature management during transportation is to place … 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
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 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.
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
Handling of Cut Flowers for Air Transport

Handling of Cut Flowers for Air Transport

Because of the global production system and marketplace, and the high perishability of cut flowers, air transport has been the transport system of choice. The purpose of this chapter is to provide information on the factors that affect the postharvest life of cut … Continued