Effect of Pulsing Treatments for Enhancing Shelf-Life of Cut Asiatic Lilium cv. Elite


  • S A Wani Author
  • M A A Siddique Author
  • F U Khan Author
  • Z A Qadri Author
  • F A Khan Author
  • Q A H Dar Author
  • S Ali Author




Lilium, Pulsing Treatment, Vase Life


Studies were conducted on cut Asiatic Lilium cv. Elite to assess the effectiveness of various floral preservatives as pulsing treatments for delaying senescence and prolonging vase life. Uniform spikes of lilium at bud colour break stage were brought to the laboratory in the morning and placed in 8 different pulsing solutions consisting of sucrose (Suc) 5%, aluminium sulphate (AS) 400 ppm, silver thio-sulphate (STS) 2.0 mM and citric acid (CA) 1000 ppm alone and in combination with sucrose. Distilled water without any chemical served as the control. Among individual treatments, STS 2.0 mM maintained better water relations and flower quality compared to others. STS also showed superiority over other treatments when combined with Suc 5% by providing largest flower size (16.74 cm) with maximum vase life (17.29 days) owing to most-favourable water relations parameters.


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Wani, S. A., Siddique, M. A. A., Khan, F. U., Qadri, Z. A., Khan, F. A., Dar, Q. A. H., & Ali, S. (2009). Effect of Pulsing Treatments for Enhancing Shelf-Life of Cut Asiatic Lilium cv. Elite. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 4(2), 138-142. https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v4i2.531

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