Postharvest Handling Procedures for Stock ‘Vivas Blue’
New cultivars and species of cut flowers are constantly required by the floricultural industry to maintain and increase customer interest. However, growers, wholesalers, and retailers are reluctant to handle new products due to the lack of postharvest information. The ‘Vivas Blue’ stock flower (Photo 1) is a new cultivar of the popular species that does not need a cold treatment for flower initiation. This study determined the optimum postharvest handling procedures for cut ‘Vivas Blue’ stock flowers.
Source: • American Floral Endowment Special Research Reports #438