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.
Tips for florists on post harvest flower care and handling from Chrysal UK.
Market research, optimal plant propagation, and development of special postharvest handling techniques to increase vase life, have resulted in successful test marketing in Japan of Acacias as an export cut flower crop. Although there are approximately 700 species of Acacia … Continued
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
Heliconia spp. (Heliconiaceae) Fact Sheet Northern Territory Government publication
Heliconia Bihai cv “Claw II” – Quality Standard Northern Territory Government fact sheet and quality standard
Quality management to preserve vase life of cut flowers.
Bookmark listing care instructions to increase longevity of cut flowers.
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