Storage Temperature and Duration Affect Quality and Post-storage Recovery of Vegetative Dendranthema ×grandiflorum Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Experiments were conducted to evaluate Dendranthema × grandiflorum (Ramat.) Kitamura cv. Bright Golden Anne quality and post-storage growth following storage in the range of 5 to 35C, initial soil water levels (60%, 80%, 100%), and durations (0 to 8 days). Transpiration rate showed a quadratic relationship with storage temperature. Initial soil water content had little effect on transpiration rate in dark storage environments. The lowest transpiration rate was observed in plants stored at 15 or 20C. Amino acid (AA) leakage and post-storage growth were well-correlated. Plants stored at or above 25C became etiolated during storage, while storage at 15C or below did not cause etiolation. Temperatures at or below 15C did not affect subsequent growth rate of chrysanthemum plants. Storage at 20C and above caused a reduction in post-storage growth rate following 2 days of storage.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Rajapakse, N. C., Reed, D. W., & Kelly, J. W

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Rajapakse, Nihal C||Reed, David Wm||Kelly, John W

publication date

  • January 1991