HANDLING ASPECTS OF CUT FLOWERS
Three days storage at 6-7°C and 80 per cent 2.H. had a bad influence on the vase life of roses (Red Garnette). A packing of perforated polypropene protected the flowers sufficiently for desiccation. Storage at 6-7°C and 95 per cent R.H. resulted in less desiccation and a better vase life. Botrytis in roses could not be controlled by S02 or Benlate (benomyl). No difference in quality was found in roses wrapped directly after cutting or one day after cutting, after storage in a cold store.
Source: • Springer Institute Annual Report