A research on cold storage of Alstroemeria cv. "Ostara" cut flowers

Menguc A., Zencirkiran M.

XIIIth International Symposium on Horticultural Economics, New Jersey, United States Of America, 4 - 09 August 1996, pp.591-596 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.17660/actahortic.1996.429.78
  • City: New Jersey
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.591-596
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, cut flowers of Alstroemeria cv. "Ostara" were harvested when one or two of the primary flowers were open. Half of the flowers were pre-treated with 4% sucrose + 4mM silverthiosulphate (STS), while the other half were left untreated. The flowers that were taken out of storage within 10 days of first being treated were examined with regard to weight loss (%), respiration rate (mgCO(2)/kgh), water soluble solids (%), and vase life (days).