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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Biochemistry of post harvest management in cut flowers

Narendra Kumar, Vijay Bahadur and VM Prasad
Flowers are beautiful and very complex commodity which deteriorates within a few days to a week only. The cut flowers having the great scope in national and international market, different methods likes use of preservatives, handling carefully and storage properly should be followed. To keep the cut flower in vase appealing to consumer for longer period, floriculture researchers have standardized various post-harvest technologies for various flowers. Prolonging the post-harvest life is essential to assure more life of flowers. For prolonging vase life, we should study about the pre-harvest, harvest and postharvest factors of flower crops that ultimately affects the flower life. There are a series of steps involved to prepare flowers for market after harvesting known as post-harvest handling. These steps include: Harvesting, Conditioning, Pre-cooling, Pulsing, Grading, Bunching, Wrapping, Packaging, Storage, Transport and Sale. All the factors that affect post-harvest life of a flower should managed properly to provide optimum condition for plant growth different biocide, holding, pulsing solution, growth regulators and different storage temperature are used to promote vase life of lowers. This review is an insight into the various storage methods such as cold storage and wet storage and numerous packaging materials (Polyethylene, Polypropylene and newspaper etc.) suggested by various researchers for particular cut flower. This will gives the base for the further post-harvest studies of cut flowers.
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How to cite this article:
Narendra Kumar, Vijay Bahadur and VM Prasad. Biochemistry of post harvest management in cut flowers. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 1966-1971.

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