BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

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Narcissus flowers keep better after storage wrapped with paper and STS pulsing

Narcissus flowers keep better after storage wrapped with paper and STS pulsing

Emrah Zeybekoglu et al., ICH2018

The aim of this study was to investigate the prolonging opportunities of the marketing period of cut narcissus flowers by different cold storing techniques and vase solutions.

For this purpose, the effects of different storage methods and storage periods were detected by determining the vase life of narcissus flowers after storage.

Double flowers of a local narcissus variety of Narcissus tazetta L. ‘Karaburun’ from Izmir were used as plant material. In the trial flowers were stored in wrapped paper or modified atmosphere packing bags at the storage conditions at the temperature of 0°C for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 weeks.

Silver thiosulphate (STS) solution (25 ppm) or just distillated water was used for pulsing treatment.

Vase life was measured in days from the first day of storage exit. The day, when the 50% of the florets of cluster withered, was accepted as the end of the vase life.

With the prolongation of the storage period vase life were shortened but the storage with wrapped paper and STS pulsing gave better results.


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THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT STORAGE METHODS AND PERIODS ON VASE LIFE OF CUT NARCISSUS (Narcissus tazetta L. `KARABURUN´)
Emrah Zeybekoglu 1*, Mustafa Ercan Ozzambak1, Ali Salman2, Sevket Alp3
1Ege Univ. Agriculture Fac. Horticulture Dep, 35100 Izmir Bornova, Turkey
2Bayindir Vocational High School, Bayindir, Izmir, Turkey
3Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Van Y.Y. Un., Van, Turkey
*zeybekoglu@gmail.com
ICH2018 Istanbul, 30th International Horticultural Congress, 12-16 August 2018, Turkey

Picture, Narcissus tazetta by Agaclar