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Abstract

Experimental results on the possibilities of early harvesting of Mediterranean carnations and of their cold storage.

Abstract

Carnations of the cvs Matuzia, Pierino and Hobby were harvested at 4 stages of opening. Representatives of each stage were either placed immediately in different preservative solutions, or were stored for 1-3 weeks at 3 deg C before placing in preservative. Even the most tightly closed buds opened normally in a suitable solution after cold storage for 3 weeks. The best solution contained 200 p.p.m. hydroxyquinoline sulphate [chinosol], 50 p.p.m. aluminium sulphate, 25 p.p.m. silver nitrate and 10% sucrose.