OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE PARAMETERS OF QUALITY EVALUATION OF CUT FLOWERS
Quality evaluation of cut flowers is partially subjective and varies in different markets and societies. Included among the parameters of quality are the form, colour, shape and fragrance of the flower and of the stem and foliage. Some quality parameters can be observed at harvest, while others - such as opening and longevity - can be evaluated according to their performance only by the final consumer.
Each of the quality parameters is determined by specific pre-and post-harvest conditions which may vary for different flowers. In recent years specific treatments have been developed which greatly improve the quality of many cut flowers.
Halevy, A. H. (1989). OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE PARAMETERS OF QUALITY EVALUATION OF CUT FLOWERS. Acta Hortic. 261, 227-232