This chart covers the most commonly grown wildflower cut flower and foliage products for which a quality specification or product fact sheet is available. The Australian wildflower industry supplies many other products (both species and varieties of the products listed here, … Continued
Correct postharvest treatment and handling is essential if flowers are to maintain quality during marketing and export. This project has produced a workbook that provides growers and exporters with practical information about postharvest treatment of fresh wildflowers. The book, Postharvest Handling of … Continued
One of the most common causes of poor vase life is drying out of the blooms. Another is that the more individual flowers that are open, the shorter the vase life.
Banksia coccinea has short, cylindrical flower heads, vivid red to orange.
This report aims lo establish an initial picture of the wildflower industry in NSW. The results will be distributed to the survey participants and those interested in the industry. A summary of the findings has been presented to participants at the Annual … Continued
With an increasing focus on water in recent times, more efficient use of water has become a key issue for many irrigated farms. Irrigation and irrigation scheduling has moved towards a high-tech solution of precise water application, with farm management … Continued
While production of cultivated wildflowers has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, sales of wildflowers on the domestic market have not kept pace with this increase. Market research, commissioned by AFPGA, and supported by RIRDC, was carried out in November 1999 … Continued
Flowers picked too early fail to open; flowers picked too late lose vase life. Do not market flowering stems on which the lowest (oldest) flower has a papery, withered or shrunken appearance.
Banksia baxteri is a major Banksia species grown for the cut-flower market. Its squat, domed, greenish yellow flower heads are held on the ends of strong woody stems. Each brush-like flower head is composed of hundreds of tiny individual flowers or … Continued
ANFGPA was formed in the nineties, based around the need to educate and promote Australian cut flowers.