African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12296

Full Length Research Paper

Cold storage of rooted and non-rooted carnation cuttings

Murat Zencirkiran
Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, Uludag University, Görükle Campus, 16059 Bursa, Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 10 May 2010
  •  Published: 14 June 2010



The specific objectives of this study were to evaluate the effect of storage duration on the survival rate of rooted cuttings and to determine the rooting and survival rates of non-rooted cuttings for two standard carnation cultivars (that is., Dianora and Vittorio). The survival rates of rooted cuttings showed differences depending on the cultivar tested. Specifically, the Vittorio cultivar had a better reaction to long-term storage. The survival and rooting rates of non-rooted cuttings after cold storage also showed differences depending on the cultivar tested. Vittorio cultivar reacted better to storage than the Dianora cultivar.


Key words: Carnation, cuttings, cold storage, postharvest physiology.