Varietal development and disease management of Mountain daisy for cutflower production

Varietal development and disease management of Mountain daisy for cutflower production

Ixodia achillaeoides is a wildflower crop which has been bush harvested for many years and cultivated increasingly over the past 20 years. The main objective of this program was to increase the production levels of Ixodia daisy for export markets by overcoming … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Pearlflower

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Pearlflower

Pearlflowers are a relatively new type of waxflower. They have been given this name to  distinguish them from other waxflowers because they are feature flowers in their own right, in contrast to the longer-established cultivars, which are used as feature fillers. The shiny, large, red … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Kangaroo Paw

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo paws are marketed on both the domestic and overseas markets, especially Japan. Strong competition from lower-cost producers in Israel, Japan, the USA, South America and South Africa has reduced Australian market share. ‘Big Red’ is a tall cultivar, available early in the … Continued
Perfume and Consumer Acceptability of Cut Ptilotus Flowers

Perfume and Consumer Acceptability of Cut Ptilotus Flowers

The report describes biochemical, tissue type and temporal (time) nature of scent (volatiles) emissions from native Australian Ptilotus nobilis Passion and Purity flowers. It also reports on the desirability of Ptilotus nobilis Passion scent to consumers who may perceive fragrance as a … Continued
Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Eucalyptus flowers, Gum blossom

Quality specifications for Australian wildflowers – Eucalyptus flowers, Gum blossom

The large buds are very decorative, and watching the caps lifting and the blossom unfurling adds to product appeal. This process happens very quickly, so growers need to pick twice a day during peak flowering to ensure that the marketed product … Continued