STUDIES DIRECTED TOWARDS PROLONGING THE LIFE OF THE CUT FLOWER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN VARIETIES OF DIANTHUS CARYOPHYLLUS

P. Camprubí, J.F. Aquilá
Comparing different complexing agents with 8-hydroxyquinoline sulphate (S - 8HQ) in preservative solutions for cut flowers, we obtained similar data to S-8HQ for increment fresh weight, increment of the diameter, growth of petals and prolongation of life of the flower.

These data support the hypothesis that blockage of the vessels may be an enzymatic process that could be inhibited by removing the microelements of the coenzyme.

Camprubí, P. and Aquilá, J.F. (1974). STUDIES DIRECTED TOWARDS PROLONGING THE LIFE OF THE CUT FLOWER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN VARIETIES OF DIANTHUS CARYOPHYLLUS. Acta Hortic. 43, 307-318
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1974.43.33
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1974.43.33

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