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Tips On Keeping Cut Flowers Healthy


 

In unscientific tests conducted over the past years within the FLORATECH factory, the following information has been observed:

Cold water in the flower buckets helps retard the growth of micro-organisms and thereby reduces blockage in the stems. This significantly prolongs the life of most cut flowers. Most Floratech coolers directly cool the bucket water.

--Floratech experiments have shown that refrigerated flowers will have three times the useful life as unrefrigerated flowers.

--Floratech in-house tests show that daisies refrigerated in coolers have a 50% increase in their life after being removed from the cooler, versus those which were never refrigerated at all.

--Floratech tests show that roses refrigerated in their coolers have a 100% increase in their life after being removed from the cooler, versus those which were never refrigerated at all.

--In the Floratech factory, it was observed that unrefrigerated buckets of water quickly began molding the flower stems even though the flower head and exposed stems appeared healthy. The refrigerated buckets were not as likely to begin molding.

The ideal airflow in a floral cooler should be no more than 50 feet per minute, which is a low velocity. Cut flowers are very susceptible to turbulence. The airflow should be evenly distributed without causing extreme velocity or air turbulence which can be created by traditional air curtains.

RELEASED: December 19, 2002



 

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