Temperature management effects on quality of carnation flowers and rosebuds
E. C. Maxie
D. S. Farnham
F. G. Mitchell
N. F. Sommer
California Agriculture 28(1):6-7. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v028n01p6.
Receivers in eastern markets occasionally complain that upon arrival, air-shipped California carnations appear “cooked” and ‘Forever Yours‘ rosebuds have turned an unattractive blue. Neither species subsequently recover. Tests conducted during 1972 indicate that these problems are caused by poor packing practices, as well as handling procedures during transit.