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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 1999  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 914 - 916

Effect of Various Chemicals on Vase Life and Quality of Cut Tuberose Flowers

Allah Bakhsh, Muhammad Arif Khan, C.M. Ayyub, Mubarak Ali Shah and M. Afzal    

Abstract: These studies were conducted at Floriculture and Landscaping Research Sub-station Multan, during 1996, Cut tuberose were treated with solutions containing various chemicals to test their effects on vase life and quality. Vase life was increased three times by a solution containing 200 ppm silver nitrate (AgNO3) and 4 mM silver thiosulfate (STS). Pulsing cut tuberose stems in a solution containing glucose and sucrose prolonged vase life and improved quality. Flower harvested at tight bud stage had significantly longer vase life compared to flowers cut at half opened bud stage. The quality of flowers was also improved greatly by pulsing flowers in silver nitrate (AgNO3) and silver thiosulfate (STS) chemicals.

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