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How to make sugar 'pulse' solutions for cut flowers

publication date: Jun 1, 2004
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Most cut flowers benefit from flower foods, which normally contain from 0.6 to 0.9% sugar when made according to label directions. However, some flowers benefit more from higher sugar levels (2-20%) such as Baby's-Breath, Gladiolus, Lisianthus, Tuberose, Bird-of-Paradise, and Brodiaea among others. How can high sugar containing flower food solutions be made so they can be used to increase the quality, vaselife, and opening of these flowers?



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