Effect of selected vase solutions on postharvest qualities of Gerbera Cut Flower ( Gerbera Hybrida)

Pang, Yi Ling (2017) Effect of selected vase solutions on postharvest qualities of Gerbera Cut Flower ( Gerbera Hybrida). Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Gerbera ( Gerbera hybrida) is one of top ten popular cut flowers in the world which occupies the forth place according to the global trends in floriculture. A study was conducted to determine the effect of selected vase solutions on postharvest qualities of gerbera cut flower ( Gerbera hybrida). The experiment was conducted at Postharvest Laboratory in Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sandakan campus, during August to September 2016 following Completely Randomized Design with five replicates. 11 treatments were exerted in experiment. i.e., 2% sucrose (Tl); 0.5% vinegar (T2); 0.5% lemon juice (T3); 1 % cac1i (T4); tap water (TS); distilled water (T6); 2% sucrose+0.5% vinegar (T7); 2% sucrose+0.5% lemon juice (TS); 2% sucrose+1% cacii (T9); 2% sucrose+0.5% vinegar+1% cac12 (T10) and 2% sucrose+0.5% lemon juice+ 1 % CaCl2 (T11). 2% sucrose+0.5% vinegar (T7) significantly increased the flower head diameter and solution uptake. Lowest stem bending was obtained in (T7). Vase life was significantly higher when exposed to 2% sucrose+0.5% vinegar+ 1 % cac12 (T10) than other treatments with maximum of 16.60 days vase life. 2% sucrose+0.5% lemon juice+ 1 % cac1i (T11) shown the maximum days taken for petal fall and relative fresh weight of cut flowers. It has been concluded that 2% sucrose+0.5% vinegar (T7) has the potential to be used as a commercial cut flower vase solution to delay flower senescence, enhance postharvest quality and prolong the vase life of gerbera cut flowers. The findings provide scientific information for improving postharvest characteristics of gerbera cut flowers for the satisfaction of flower users and sustainable gerbera cut flower production.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flower , Gerbera ( Gerbera hybrida)
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 10:03
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 10:03
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/24254

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