Effects of low temperature treatments in summer on the growth of Asiatic lily ('Elite') bulblets in Taiwan

Ying-Lun Tseng, Chien-Yuan Kao, Yu Chu
The Asiatic lily prefers cool temperatures: 28°C is considered to be the limit of the optimum temperature for normal growth and development. In Taiwan, the production of the Asiatic lilies takes place generally from late fall (October) through late spring (March). High temperatures, especially during the hot summer when the temperatures normally exceed 30°C from June to September in Taiwan, will result in abnormal development and reduced production. One of our goals is to make the Asiatic lily grow and develop normally in the hot summer season. This study was designed to treat Asiatic lily ('Elite') bulblets with 5°C temperature in summer for a number of weeks before they were planted and to examine their growth and development, compared with an untreated control.
Tseng, Ying-Lun, Kao, Chien-Yuan and Chu, Yu (2018). Effects of low temperature treatments in summer on the growth of Asiatic lily ('Elite') bulblets in Taiwan. Acta Hortic. 1208, 277-280
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1208.37
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1208.37
Asiatic lily, bulblets growth, low temperature treatments
English

Acta Horticulturae