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New Research: Increasing Postharvest Vase Life on Cut Flowers

The world of biotechnology has provided the floral industry with impressive genetic engineering and breeding in recent years. However, vase life has always been a hard nut to crack. Most of the time, the approach to elongating vase life resorts to  flower food/solutions rather than breeding the flower differently. Although modifying flower color and breeding flowers to create new varieties has been the forefront there are other issues  comin to the forefront of biotechnology.


According to Floral Management Magazine, North Carolina State University is working on increasing the post-harvest vase life of cut flowers. Not only can this research provide more robust flower solutions but also flowers that require lower levels of maintenance. So far, it is believed that “manntiol dehydrogenase enzyme over-expression might be used to engineer a broad variety of plants for resistance to mannitol-secreting fungal pathaogens like Botrytis.”

Basically with some help from science it is possible for a wide variety of flowers to be breed to actually be immune to fungus and the process of fungal disintegration.

Rose Green Tea - Increase Vase LifeLet’s keep an eye on this story together as the research gets published. You can find more on this story in the November issue of Floral Management Magazine. You can also see the official press release.

Featured Main Wholesale Florist Grower – Esmeralda Farms

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Picking your wholesale florist is an important step in sourcing your shop with premium quality long lasting flowers for your customers. That’s Main Wholesale Florist only buys from the most reputable growers, like Esmeralda Farms with premium and cost efficient products. You can surely trust the each time you shop with Main Wholesale Florist you are provided with a wide range of premium flowers from the best growers, in the quantities you need. Now-a-days you need to know where your flowers are coming from, and you can certainty take comfort in that Main Wholesale Florist has hand selected only the most reputable brands to help you achieve success.

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Here are just some of the reasons why Esmeralda Farms are a favorite of ours:

1. Diverse Growing Regions: Esmeralda has farms in Columbia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru, providing a diverse set of climatic conditions and soil compositions. Each farm provides specific varieties best suited for their climate.

2. Minimal Pesticides Used: All Esmeralda farms closley monitor their pesticide use to make their products more safe and usable. Their flowers never have the clear film that is a result of sprayed pesticide use.

3. Top Breeding and Biotechnology: Esmeralda farms has invested a great amount of resources and time into breeding long lasting beautiful flowers. They have perfected pure and cross breeding and even have over 100 patented varieties of flowers. For more information about these processed visit their website dedicated to flower breeding and biotechnology.

4. Huge variety of flowers: Their huge selection of flower make it easier for us to source a lot of different varieties for you to choose from and even special order from. Including just some of the following:

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