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Zhanao Deng and Brent K. Harbaugh

, days to flower, flower size, flower quality, peduncle length, and flower count. In Expt. 1, tissue culture liners (Agri-Starts, Apopka, FL) were transplanted on 9 Dec. 2008 into 20-cm-diameter containers filled with commercial potting mix Fafard 3B

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Zhanao Deng and Brent K. Harbaugh

and 17 Mar. 2009. Fungicides and insecticides were applied as needed to control powdery mildew ( Moyer and Peres, 2008 ) and western flower thrips ( Price et al., 2003 ). Flower quality was rated on a 1 to 5 scale: 1 = very poor; 3 = fair, some

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Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad B. Rafiq, John M. Dole, Bilal Abdullah and Kinza Habib

per plant, number of flowers per stem, raceme length (centimeters), flower quality (1 to 10 scale, with 10 as best), and fresh and dry weight of stem (grams). Postharvest evaluation . Cut stems of ‘Cheerful White’ and ‘Lucinda Dark Rose Double’ stock

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W. Garrett Owen, Alyssa Hilligoss and Roberto G. Lopez

weather phenomena (excessive rain, hail, and wind) ( Lamont, 2009 ; Wien, 2009 ). Therefore, these relatively calm and protected growing conditions maintain flower quality while also reducing flower disfiguring from disease ( Lamont, 2009 ; Wien, 2009

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Kaoru Nakamura, Hirotoshi Hino, Sadao Gunji, Norio Hattanda, Toshio Murata, Hiroshi Tominaga, Koichi Fukumoto and Ryo Akashi

F 2 seed. Pedigree selection was made from F 2 to F 6 . Selection was based on cut flower yield and cut flower qualities such as density of inflorescence, flower color, and length of peduncle. Description The test was performed with control

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Yuan-Tsung Chang, Shyh-Shyan Wang, Der-Ming Yeh and Wen-Ju Yang

flower year-round with good cut flower quality except in the summer. Plants can be planted in October and flower naturally in winter when the price is high. The cut inflorescences of ‘Tainan No. 2’ can be used in both fresh and dried forms, because the

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Yun-Im Kang, Hyang Young Joung, Dae Hoe Goo, Youn Jung Choi, Mok Pil Choi, Hye Ryun An, Jae-Young Ko, Kang-Joon Choi, Ki Hwan Lee and Kye Wan Hong

cut flower quality ( Kyung et al., 2012 ). Preshooting before planting was used by 69 farms. This practice allows for stable flower bud formation at forcing and retarding culture and reduces efforts because of the shorter cultivation period ( Ko et al

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Shuyin Liang, Xuan Wu and David Byrne

landscape appearance ( Greyvenstein et al., 2014 ). Garden roses suffer from poor flower quality and decreasing flower yield due to high temperatures. Average daily maximum temperatures 8–14 d (about 2 weeks) before a flower opens significantly affects

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Yin-Tung Wang and Yao-Chien Alex Chang

growth retardation, chlorotic leaves, and necrotic roots. Fig. 9. Effect of ammonium nitrogen (NH 4 -N) to nitrate N (NO 3 -N) ratio (% of each) on leaf growth and flower quality in phalaenopsis orchid Sogo Yukidian ‘V3’ during the second flowering cycle

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Ossama Kodad and Rafel Socias i Company

, a high fruit set is considered for a desirable trait in almond, although the adequate level of fruit set in any cultivar must be related to its flower bud density and to its flower quality ( Bernad and Socias i Company, 1998 ; Socias i Company et al