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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 27-31

Standardization of Tinting Techniques in China aster cv. Local White
P. Ranchana*, M. Ganga, M. Jawaharlal and M. Kannan
Standardization of Tinting Techniques in China aster cv. Local White
*Corresponding author

Value addition in floriculture increases the economic value and consumer appeal of any floral commodity. The profitability of a commodity is increased when the raw material is converted into a value added product which can directly or indirectly influence floral market to a great extent. An experiment was conducted to standardize the tinting technologies in China aster var. Local white. In this study, the food dyes viz., Apple Green, Lemon Yellow and Orange Red were used in three different concentrations including control. Tinting was done by stem absorption method (Sambandhamurthy and Appavu, 1980). Tinted flowers @ 4% concentration expressed full bright coloured flowers in the inflorescence with quick uptake of colours in a short period of two hours duration. But, the vase life (one day) and water uptake (0.8, 1.6 and 1 ml) was recorded minimum in all the tinted flowers @ 4% concentrations. By using the tinted flowers, flower arrangements can be made which will be of very novel and attractive. Value addition ensures high premium price to the China aster grower.

Keywords: Value addition, Tinting, China aster, Novel colours.

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Ranchana, P., M. Ganga, M. Jawaharlal and Kannan, M. 2017. Standardization of Tinting Techniques in China aster cv. Local White.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 27-31. doi:
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