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
Growing Flannel Flowers all Year Round

Growing Flannel Flowers all Year Round

This report details the development of a high yielding year-round flowering clone of flannel flower in terms of propagation protocols, cultural requirements and post-harvest recommendations. A new greenhouse industry of Australian native cut flower production has already been instigated as a result … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Baxter’s Banksia

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Baxter’s Banksia

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
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