Postharvest handling of cut Eustoma flowers in Taiwan: a review

Ya Zhao, Cheng Hsiang Lien
In recent years there is a dramatic increase in the amount of cut Eustoma flowers exported to Japan from Taiwan. A major reason for this increase is the improvement of postharvest techniques by the cooperation among local growers, exporters and researchers. The present review will illustrate the factors influencing the postharvest life of cut Eustoma flowers. The best quality of cut Eustoma flowers are grown in Taiwan and the key aspects are related to the extension of vase life and improvement of overall quality. Apart from the establishment of the standard operating procedures (SOP) for exporting to Japan from Taiwan, e.g., harvesting, grading, packing, precooling, etc., much emphasis is made on the development of effective pretreatment solutions by combination of various chemicals, namely, carbohydrates and ethylene inhibitors.
Zhao, Ya and Lien, Cheng Hsiang (2019). Postharvest handling of cut Eustoma flowers in Taiwan: a review. Acta Hortic. 1263, 503-506
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1263.65
postharvest handling, Eustoma, ethylene inhibitors, sugar, standard operating procedures (SOP)

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