Vol 14 No 4 (2008)
Articles

Prolonging the vase life of cut Carnation 'GIOKO' by using different chemicals

Published December 8, 2008
O. Terék
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Horticultural Science Department of Floriculture and Dendrology
F. A. S. Hassan
Tanta University, Faculty of Agriculture, Horticulture Department, Egypt
E. Jámbor-Benczúr
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Horticultural Science Department of Floriculture and Dendrology
Á. Máthé
West-Hungarian University, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science, Department of Botany, Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary
View:
pdf
How to Cite

APA

Terék, O., Hassan, F. A. S., Jámbor-Benczúr, E., & Máthé, Á. (2008). Prolonging the vase life of cut Carnation ’GIOKO’ by using different chemicals. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 14(4), 65-68. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/14/4/1536

Abstract

Cut flowers of Dianthus caryophyllus L. cv. GIOKO were treated with different concentrations of sucrose and in combination with 1­methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) to compare the effect of these treatments with floral preservative (`Spring') on the longevity of flowers. Distilled water was used for preparing all solutions. The control flowers were held in distilled water. Clorox at 2 mL- I was added to all treatments containing sucrose and it was also applied as a separate treatment. The vase life of cut carnations was significantly prolonged due to the use of chemical treatments, as compared to the untreated control. The longest vase life (18.33 days) was obtained by using 1-MCP 0.5 g m-3 for 6 h treatment. All concentrations of sucrose had a positive effect on flower diameter. The best treatment in this respect was 1 -MCP with 30 gL-I sucrose. 1-MCP treatment significantly increased the chlorophyll content, as compared to the control or the "Spring" treatment. The highest values in this respect were obtained by 1 -MCP treatment alone or with the lowest level of sucrose. The effect of these treatments on the pH of solutions is discussed.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...