EFFECT OF PULSING IN PRESERVATIVE SOLUTIONS, GROWTH REGULATOR BA AND COLD STORAGE ON THE LONGEVITY OF CHRYSANTHEMUM CUT FLOWERS CV. ROYAL ACCENT

Nermeen Badawy, Sohaier Hassan, El-Shoura A.S., El-Shreif H.M., Fatma El-Napwya El-Quesni
2016 Arab Universities Journal of Agricultural Sciences  
The interaction of pulsing in preservatives, growth regulators and cold storage on vase life and quality of Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora) cut flowers was investigated. Chrysanthemum cut flowers were treated with benzyl adenine (BA), silver nitrate (AgNO3), cobalt sulfate (CoSO4) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and then were placed in cold storage at 5ºC for periods of 1, 2 and 3 weeks. Vase life, fresh weight, total chlorophyll and total carbohydrate were determined. Cold storage for
more » ... one week and pulsing with BA and AgNO3 showed longest vase life, the lowest chlorophyll decrease and highest total carbohydrate content. * C. A.: citric acid. ** Means with the same letter are not significantly different at P < 0.05 level according to Duncan‫ۥ‬s Multiple Range Test. * C. A.: citric acid. ** Means with the same letter are not significantly different at P < 0.05 level according to Duncan‫ۥ‬s Multiple Range Test.
doi:10.21608/ajs.2016.14190 fatcat:vizz7bj5ardpffj7n3ptbvbshq