EFFECTS OF ETHANOL AND 1-METHYLCYCLOPROPENE ON THE VASE LIFE OF CUT NARCISSUS TAZETTA VAR. CHINENSIS ROEM.

H. Komada, K. Nomura, Y. Suzuki
In this study, effects of ethanol and1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) were investigated on the senescence of cut Narcissus tazetta var. chinensis Roem. toprolongthe vase life safely and cost-effectively. Ethylene treatment at 500 μl L-1 for 24 h significantly shortened the vase life of both florets and spikes, showing that it is ethylene sensitive. Gaseous 1-MCP treatment at 1 μl L-1 was effective in extending the vase life of florets but not the spikes. Ethanol treatment with 0.1% holding solution was significantly effective in delaying the senescence of the florets and extend the vase life of both the florets and spikes of the cut flowers.
Komada, H., Nomura, K. and Suzuki, Y. (2015). EFFECTS OF ETHANOL AND 1-METHYLCYCLOPROPENE ON THE VASE LIFE OF CUT NARCISSUS TAZETTA VAR. CHINENSIS ROEM.. Acta Hortic. 1088, 319-323
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1088.53
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1088.53
cut flower, ethylene, senescence
English

Acta Horticulturae