Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of 1–MCP (1–methylcyclopropene) and STS (silver thiosulphate) on the vase life of cut Freesia flowers

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

  •  Accepted: 16 July 2010
  •  Published: 04 September 2010

Abstract

This study was to determine the effects of 1-methylcclopropene (1-MCP) and silver thiosulphate (STS) treatment on the vase life of Freesia “Cordula” flowers. 1-MCP and STS extended the vase life of florets and spikes of cut -Freesia “Cordula”. The longest spike vase life was also obtained in the 1-MCP (4 nl.l-1 + 3 hours) treatment as 9.06 days, spike vase life of control group flowers was 6.33 days.

 

Key words: Freesia, 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), silver thiosulphate (STS), vase life.