Storage and methyl jasmonate in postharvest conservation of roses cv. Avalanche

Guilherme Mariano Manfredini, Patrícia Duarte de Oliveira Paiva, Elka Fabiana Aparecida Almeida, Michele Valquíria dos Reis, Mariane Oliveira Maia

Abstract


The use of methyl jasmonate has demonstrated its efficiency to extend the vase life of cut flowers. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of methyl jasmonate associated with storage at low temperatures on the postharvest quality of Rosa cv. Avalanche stems. The treatments consisted of 125, 250, 500 and 1000 μM of methyl jasmonate, besides the control with distilled water. The flower buds were sprayed with 4 mL of the solution, according to the treatments, and then kept in a cold chamber (1 °C) for periods of 2 and 6 days. Subsequently, the stems were taken to the postharvest laboratory at a temperature of 16 °C. Better quality, higher fresh weight and water absorption were observed in flower stems stored for 2 days. The application of methyl jasmonate caused less turgescence and greater darkening of roses. It was possible to conclude that two days is the best storage time at 1 °C and the use of methyl jasmonate does not maintain the quality of roses cv. Avalanche after harvest.

Keywords


Cut flowers, Floriculture, Durability, Floral Preservative, Jasmonic acid.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14295/oh.v23i2.992

ISSN: 2447-536X

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