Effect of refrigeration on post-harvest flowers

  • Marcos Ribeiro da Silva Vieira
  • Damiana Cleuma de Medeiros
  • Paula Nepomuceno Costa
  • Caio Marcio Guimarães Santos
  • Reinaldo de Alencar Paes
  • Luiza Maria de Sousa Fernandez
  • Nelson Geraldo de Oliveira
  • Arthur Allan
  • Flavio Silva
Keywords: Cooling, post-harvest, conservation, flowers, cold injury

Abstract

Cut flowers have a very limited life after they have been cut off from the mother plant, as survival on their own reserves is generally low due to the special morphological and physiological characteristics of their tissues. The use of refrigeration for storage of flower cuttings is very important because it reduces water loss, senescence, infections caused by bacteria and fungi, thus extending the shelf-life of flowers during the storage period. Therefore, the aim of the present work is to show differences between requirements of various species of flowers during refrigerated storage.

Keywords: Cooling, post-harvest, conservation, flowers, cold injury

Published
2016-01-22
Section
Articles

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