Posted by: HortAlaska | June 10, 2017

Vase Life Studies

I have attached a copy of a poster my students and I completed a few years ago. We have received a lot of interest in handling practices after flowers are cut. This experiment was designed to help understand best practices. The  biggest factor is cold storage. A huge challenge for growers is maintaining consistent and cold temperatures after cutting. Fluctuations even from people walking in and out of the cooler can cause moisture condensation on the flowers, Botrytis growth, and a shorter vase life.  2010. Peony Vase life poster


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