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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Quality management to preserve vase life of cut flowers.
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