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Aidan D. Farrell, Sarah Evelyn, Adrian M. Lennon, and Pathmanathan Umaharan

life. Within the germplasm, vase life ranges from the extraordinarily long (e.g. greater than 40 d for ‘Honduras’) to the prohibitively short (e.g. less than 15 d for ‘Spirit’) ( Elibox and Umaharan, 2010 ). The mechanisms regulating this variation in

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Lingfang Kong, Fan Li, Ronghui Du, Huaiting Geng, Shifeng Li, and Jihua Wang

; however, its seed yield is huge and seed germination rate is high. Therefore, the development of this ornamental species as cut flowers with an extended vase life is very practical for improving its wild status and promoting the floricultural industry

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Iftikhar Ahmad, John M. Dole, Atyab Amjad, and Sagheer Ahmad

conducted to compare the effectiveness of wet vs. dry storage in maintaining quality and vase life extension of two of the most important U.S. field-grown specialty cut species (lisianthus and zinnia) and two of the most important Pakistan cut flower species

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Farzad Nazari and Mahmoud Koushesh Saba

extend the vase life of gerbera ( Solgi et al., 2009 ) and alstroemeria ( Fazlalizadeh et al., 2013 ; Madadzadeh et al., 2013 ). Ethylene concentration in ambient atmosphere affects the vase life of cut flowers ( Jalili Marandi et al., 2011 ). Many

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David G. Tork, Neil O. Anderson, Donald L. Wyse, and Kevin J. Betts

). Perennial flax has the potential to become a new specialty cut flower for cold climates like Minnesota ( Tork et al., 2019 ), but to the best of our knowledge, there are no existing reports on vase life performance of any Linum species. Vase life studies

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Shunzhao Sui, Jianghui Luo, Daofeng Liu, Jing Ma, Weiting Men, Lu Fan, Yu Bai, and Mingyang Li

flowers, and it has a high ornamental and economic value. The shrub has also been introduced into Korea, Japan, Europe, America, and Australia ( Zhang and Liu, 1998 ). However, the vase life of cut wintersweet flowers is relatively short, and this has

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Iftikhar Ahmad and John M. Dole

metabolic processes and continued flower opening during vase life. Among acidifiers, citric acid is the most common compound and is used to lower the pH of the preservative solutions and control microbial proliferation. Citric acid has been found effective

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Ria T. Leonard, Amy M. Alexander, and Terril A. Nell

is of particular concern since it is known that high temperatures during transport or storage will reduce vase life and quality of many cut flower species and make ethylene-sensitive species more susceptible to ethylene ( Halevy and Mayak, 1973

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Dave Llewellyn, Katherine Schiestel, and Youbin Zheng

met one or more of these criteria. Vase life. Vase life trials were performed by collecting one marketable flower from each cultivar in each plot during flower harvests on 17 and 20 Jan. 2014 (trial 1), and again on 12, 14, and 18 Feb. 2014 (trial 2

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Abby Pace, Bruce L. Dunn, Charles Fontanier, Carla Goad, and Hardeep Singh

length, disease resistance, and postharvest longevity ( Satoh et al., 2005 ). Most carnation cut-flower studies have focused on improving vase life and postharvest quality vs. marketability ( Chang-li et al., 2011 ; Hamidimoghadam et al., 2014 ; Heins