Post-harvest browning syndrome and other quality defects of Backhousia myrtifolia

Eyre, J.X., Joyce, D.C. and Irving, D.E. (2011) Post-harvest browning syndrome and other quality defects of Backhousia myrtifolia. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 86 3: 225-229.

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Author Eyre, J.X.
Joyce, D.C.
Irving, D.E.
Title Post-harvest browning syndrome and other quality defects of Backhousia myrtifolia
Journal name Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1462-0316
Publication date 2011-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 86
Issue 3
Start page 225
End page 229
Total pages 5
Place of publication Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom
Publisher Headley Brothers
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Backhousia myrtifolia is a species native to Australia that shows potential as a cut flower crop. During Spring and Summer, it bears numerous small florets with prominent white sepals and glossy deep-green foliage. B. myrtifolia is harvested either when tight white buds are present in the centre of the star-shaped sepals, or following bud burst, after the petals and stamens have abscised to leave only the sepals.Wilting and brown-to-black discolouration of the flowers and foliage can markedly reduce stem quality. Several forms of discolouration were characterised over the 2004 - 2006 flowering seasons and were collectively termed 'post-harvest browning syndrome'. Further research based on the symptomatology described herein is required to elucidate the causal agent(s).
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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