Optimizing Postharvest Life of Cut Rudbeckia
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, the rudbeckia ‘Indian Summer’ (Photo 1), produces large bright yellow daisy-like flowers which can be used either in single species bunches or in bouquets and arrangements. This study determined the optimum handling procedures to extend the postharvest life of cut rudbeckia stems.
Source: • American Floral Endowment Special Research Reports #426