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Citric acid, sucrose and Cu2+ as potential vase treatments for cut Acacia holosericea G. Don foliage stems

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Mohd Rafdi, H. H., Joyce, D. C., Irving, D. E. and Gantait, S. S. (2018) Citric acid, sucrose and Cu2+ as potential vase treatments for cut Acacia holosericea G. Don foliage stems. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 93 (1). pp. 73-80. ISSN 1462-0316

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14620316.2017.1344570


The short vase life of Acacia holosericea cut stems needs to be improved before they are marketable as cut foliage for floral arrangement. The effects of citric acid, Cu2+ and sucrose were investigated for their efficacy in postharvest treatments to extend vase life of the cut stems. Five experiments were conducted involved combinations of citric acid either with Cu2+ or sucrose. Vase life, relative fresh weight (RFW), and vase solution uptake were measured as indicators of cut stem quality. The effect of Cu2+ alone was shown to be consistently superior in improving vase life by up to 1.9-fold as compared with deionised water control. Citric acid had a smaller effect than Cu2+ and did not act synergistically with Cu2+. Sucrose on its own or in combination with citric acid did not improve vase life significantly; instead sucrose promoted early wilting or desiccation of the cut foliage.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural education > Research. Experimentation
Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Flowers and flower culture. Ornamental plants > Culture of individual plants
Live Archive:12 Jan 2018 06:44
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:51

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