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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 1472-1488

Studies on Post-Harvest Handling of Loose Flowers of Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev) Cultivars ‘SolanShringar’ & ‘Surf’
Sagar Jagadale, Puja Sharma and S.R. Dhiman
Dr. YSP University of Horticulture and Forestry Nauni, Solan – 173230, India
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The present investigations entitled, “Studies on postharvest handling of loose flowers of chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelve) cultivars ‘SolanShringar’ and ‘Surf’ were carried out at Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H.P) during 2016-2017.Study done to find best packaging material in different storage durations and conditions. Experiments were conducted in a Completely Randomized Design (factorial). Studies revealed that pre-harvest sprays of BA 50 ppm at bud stage resulted in maximum shelf life of 3.73 days in ‘SolanShringar’ and 4.27 days in ‘Surf’ in polyethylene packaging. Best freshness index maximum per cent moisture content, minimum per cent weight gain and per cent spoilage of flowers was also observed in the flowers packed in cardboard boxes lined with the polyethylene. Among storage durations, maximum shelf life was observed in three day storage in both the cultivars. In case of storage conditions, more shelf life was observed in cold storage than the flowers stored at room temperature in both the cultivars. While comparing both cvs, i.e. ‘SolanShringar’ and ‘Surf’ were found at par for shelf life and freshness index.

Keywords: BA (Benzyl Adenine) solutions, Ambient storage, Refrigerated storage, Storage durations, Storage conditions

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Sagar Jagadale, Puja Sharma and Dhiman, S.R. 2019. Studies on Post-Harvest Handling of Loose Flowers of Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev) Cultivars ‘SolanShringar’ & ‘Surf’.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 1472-1488. doi:
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