The Chrysanthemum has even been proven by NASA’s clean air study, to reduce the emissions of indoor air pollution. Extracts of this unique, but common flower can be used as a medicine, including treatment for HIV. Even John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific authors in United States history wrote a short story entitled “The Chrysanthemums.”

There are many reasons to enjoy these beautiful flowers, and it all starts with handling them right!

Vase Life: 8-10 days, often even longer.

Special Handling Needs:

  • Respect temperature parameters. Store flowers at 34-38F.
  • Avoid high temperatures because overheating causes foliage to yellow
  • Avoid dripping on flower heads to reduce Botrytis potential
  • Give breathing room when filling buckets.

Wholesale/Retail level:

  • Chrysanths need bacteria-clean solutions (Chrysal Professional #1 hydration) to insure good flow, but are not particularly sugar-needy (flower food).
  • Recommend to give a clean, cut no ABSOLUTELY do not pound stems!

RETAIL handling

  • Give stems a fresh cut. Place in Chrysal Professional #2 processing solution (low sugar)
  • Allow bunches to drink for 2-4 hours before using in design or placing on sales floor

CONSUMERS:

  • Start clean. Gives stems a fresh cut
  • Fill vases with Chrysal flower food according to direction
  • Top-up with fresh food, not tap water

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For Care and handling of dry pack roses follow these steps.

Respect the cold chain

  • Keep flowers cold until you are ready to process
  • Fluctuating temps cause condensation—triggers botyrtis
  • Increased temperatures rob flower of vase life
  • Cooler set point = 34-38F

 

PREPARE Chrysal Rose pro HYDRATION SOLUTION

  • Get the dose right to avoid wasting time and $$.
  • USE COLD WATER  or pre-chill buckets day ahead of deliver.  36F IS BEST.  COLD WATER CONTAINS LESS GAS (N, CO2) . GAS IN THE WATER SLOWS UPTAKE OF SOLUTIONS

 

REMOVE  PLASTIC WRAP – cleaning stems

  • REMOVE FOLIAGE that falls below WATER LEVEL—but don’t go crazy! Foliage pumps    solution into the flower head
  • avoid removing THORNs—thorn wounds act as portals for BACTERIA entry
  • only peel guard petals if necessary–removing guards triggers internal ethylene production. Ethylene gas kills flowers dead fast!

 

Cut off 1—2 inches” FROM STEMs. use clean, sharp shears

  • 95% OF ALL BACTERIA gets JAMMED INTO THE BOTTOM INCH or 2 OF flower STEMs
  • CLEAN CUTs! RAGGED stem “strings” leak cells into the water—A Juice bar for Bacteria!

 

Timing is everything. Get STEMS INTO Rose Pro Hydration within 1-20 seconds of cutting

  • That’s how fast air bubbles start moving into stem.
  • Let roses drink outside cooler for 20 MINUTES to allow condensation to evaporate. THEN PLACE IN COOLER FOR AT LEAST 12 HOURS

 

A quick dip doesn’t cut it. flowers need time to fully fill cells with solution

  • Minimum Treatment time in Rose PRO HYDRATION =2 HOURS. Max time is 3 DAYS
  • AFTER 2hrs or 3 DAYS IN RP HYDRATION SOLUTION, RE-CUT AND transfer to clean CONTAINER  filled WITH ROSEPRO VASE solution. OK to leave in vase solution to the end

 

ROSE-PRO VASE solution—active for up to 6 days

  • top up with fresh solution not tap water
  • ALways KEEP ROSE HEADS DRY.

 

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