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Production and Genetic Factors Influencing Flowering Potted Plant Quality and Longevity


Production and Genetic Factors Influencing Flowering Potted Plan


Production practices influence greatly the postproduction performance of potted flowering plants. The growing popularity of flowering potted plants and the increased demand from mass-market buyers and consumers for increased performance has demonstrated the need to identify factors that influence longevity and maximize quality. The production factors we investigated include fertilizer concentrations, fertilizer regime (duration), genetic influence (cultivar), and the proper stage of development for marketability. The crops tested include cyclamen, gerbera daisy, Hiemalis begonia, hydrangea, and lisianthus.

Source: • American Floral Endowment Special Research Reports #406

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