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Studies directed towards prolonging the life of the cut flower in the Mediterranean varieties of Dianthus caryophyllus


, : Studies directed towards prolonging the life of the cut flower in the Mediterranean varieties of Dianthus caryophyllus. Acta Horticulturae 1974; (43, II): 307-318

Cut flowers of the carnation cvs Mireia and Lima were placed in solutions containing 8-hydroxyquinoline sulphate (8-HQS), sucrose, Cupferron, mandelic acid, Everbloom and Cornell solution at various rates. Cupferron and mandelic acid, which act as metal-complexing agents, had the same beneficial effects on the fresh weight, diameter, petal growth and vase life of flowers as did 8-HQS, also a complexing agent.

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