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Consumers typically purchase cut flowers either for their own enjoyment or to use them as gifts. Unlike many edible horticultural crops whose quality attributes can be quantified (e.g., milligrams of fiber or sugar in an apple or 1 pound of celery

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the variation available for ornamental breeding, including for cut flower uses ( Cullis, 2011 ; Diederichsen and Richards, 2003 ; Fu, 2019 ). Initial surveys of Linum have identified L. austriacum, L. lewisii Pursh, and L. perenne as the top

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blue luminescent powder as an alternative material that could provide a different luminescent color for use by the floral industry. Material and Methods Standard carnation ( Dianthus caryophyllus L.) cut flowers were received in a cooler set at 3

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Each year a wide variety of new cultivars and species are evaluated in the National Cut Flower Trial Programs administered by North Carolina State University and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. These new cultivars are tested at

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The production of specialty cut flowers is an opportunity to add valuable products to Wyoming growers and their local economy. The specialty cut flower market is growing in the United States as more cut flowers are being produced regionally for

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Roses are one of the three main flower crops produced and distributed worldwide, and the large majority of roses purchased in the United States are produced in South America ( Armitage, 2000 ). In 2006, the United States imported cut flowers valued

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Cut flower production in the United States and Canada has resurged in recent years. A survey conducted by Granitz (2014) found that 67% of the cut flower producers in North Carolina experienced an increase in demand for cut flowers, especially

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Today’s cut flower industry is globalized. In the United States, imports of cut flowers began in the 1960s ( Conlon, 2016 ). Over the last 20 years, cut flower exports have more than doubled in size from about $4 billion in 1995 to more than $8

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Carnation ( Dianthus caryophyllus L.) is one of the most important cut flowers, ranking in the top five among cut flowers in the world ( Maitra and Roychowdhury, 2013 ). Although carnations are sold year-round, flowers are in more demand around

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Cold storage is vital during postharvest production and transport of perishable cut flowers to maintain quality and minimize abiotic and biotic factors that can reduce aesthetic appeal and vase life. Although limited information regarding cut

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