International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Effect of vase solutions on flowers of different varieties of heliconia
Author(s): Unnatiben R Patel, Sudha Patil, Sathyanarayana E, Vaishali D Patel and Tanvi D Patel
Abstract: The experiment was laid out to study the post harvest life of heliconia inflorescence. There are four varieties (V1- Red Torch, V2- Golden Torch, V3- Kenea Red and V4- Orange) and eight treatments of vase solutions (T1- control, T2- 3 % sucrose, T3- 50 ppm GA3, T4- 100 ppm GA3, T5- 200 ppm Al2(SO4)3, T6- 300 ppm Al2(SO4)3, T7- 200 ppm 8-HQC and T8- 300 ppm 8-HQC) were taken to standardize the vase solution for different varieties of heliconia. Significant influence of varieties was observed for all parameters studied during post harvest life of heliconia. Significantly maximum water uptake and higher fresh weight retention on 7th,11th and 15th day, flower opening percentage, number of bracts open with maximum TSS and carotene content on 8th, 10th and 12th day, and useful vase life were recorded in flowers of Golden Torch. Effect of vase solutions was found significant for all -parameters on post harvest quality of heliconia during vase life. Flowers treated with T4 (100 ppm GA3) shown significantly maximum water uptake, fresh weight retention, flower opening percentage, number of bracts open, TSS, carotene content and useful vase life (15.50 days).
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Unnatiben R Patel, Sudha Patil, Sathyanarayana E, Vaishali D Patel, Tanvi D Patel. Effect of vase solutions on flowers of different varieties of heliconia. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):400-402.