Vol 10 No 4 (2004)
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1-MCP and STS as ethylene inhibitors for prolonging the vase life of carnation and rose cut flowers

Published November 15, 2004
F. Hassan
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Horticultural Sciences, Department of Floriculture and Dendrology
G. Schmidt
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Horticultural Sciences, Department of Floriculture and Dendrology
Y. M. Hafez
Plant Protection Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
M. Pogány
Plant Protection Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
J. Ankush
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Horticultural Sciences, Central Laboratory
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Hassan, F., Schmidt, G., Hafez, Y. M., Pogány, M., & Ankush, J. (2004). 1-MCP and STS as ethylene inhibitors for prolonging the vase life of carnation and rose cut flowers. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 10(4), 101-107. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/10/4/529

Abstract

The effect of STS and 1-MCP on the postharvest quality of carnation and rose cut flowers was studied. Cut flowers of Dianthus c..aryophyllus L. cv. Asso and Rosa hybritia cv. Baroness were treated with silver thiosulfate (STS) at 0.4 mM with sucrose at 50 g 1-t and 1-methylcyclopropene ( I -MCP) at 0.5 g m-3 for 611.

Pretreatment with STS and 1-MCP significantly extended the vase life and minimized the % loss of initial weight of carnation and rose cut flowers comparing to the untreated control. The two chemicals applied inhibited the chlorophyll degradation and carbohydrate loss and hence, significantly improved the postharvest quality of carnation and rose cut flowers comparing to the control. Ethylene production by cut flowers was inhibited as a result of using these chemicals. In general, there were no differences between STS and (-MCP but the later does not have the heavy metal implications of STS treatment, and hence, using 1-MCP pretreatment for extending the vase life of carnation and rose cut flowers was recommended.

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