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Improvement of postharvest quality of cut amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor L.) foliage by ethanol

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The response of cut Amaranthus tricolor foliage to continuous treatment with 200 mg·l-1 8-hydroxyquinoline citrate (8-HQC) or 2, 4 and 6% ethanol was investigated. Application of ethanol and HQC enhanced the vase-life and final fresh weight. The best quality cut Amaranthus tricolor foliage were obtained when the stems held in 4% ethanol. These are the first published results that indicate that ethanol positively improved the postharvest quality of cut Amaranthus tricolor foliage.
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  • Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Environmental Management and Agriculture, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland
  • Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Environmental Management and Agriculture, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland
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