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Maximizing the Postproduction Performance of Kalanchoe


Maximizing the Postproduction Performance of Kalanchoe


Kalanchoe has become a popular flowering potted plant with many new cultivars available in a wide assortment of color. Production practices, handling procedures, and transport, retail, and consumer conditions greatly influence the postproduction performance of flowering potted plants. This research identified production and postproduction factors that influenced the longevity and maximized quality of kalanchoe. The factors investigated include: fertilizer concentrations, fertilizer regime (duration), the proper stage of development for marketability, transport and consumer conditions, and genetic influence (cultivar). Twenty-eight cultivars were evaluated.

Source: • American Floral Endowment Special Research Reports #405

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