Optimizing Postharvest Life of Cut Lupine ‘Sunrise’
Each year a large number of new cultivars and species are made available from plant breeders, propagators, and suppliers. Specific postharvest information must be obtained for these new species as they are made available to the market. One new cut flower, Lupinus hartwegii ssp. cruikshankii 'Sunrise' (Photo 1), produces tall, mildly fragrant spikes with pea shaped florets that are blue with a touch of white and yellow. The deep green foliage and the long, strong stems adds to this cut flower. The optimum growing temperature for this cool season plant is 59o F. This study determined the optimum handling procedures to extend the postharvest life of cut lupines.
Source: • American Floral Endowment Special Research Reports #424