Clemson experts: Dipping roses in calcium before shipping may prolong their beauty

Clemson experts: Dipping roses in calcium before shipping may prolong their beauty

If the bouquet of roses you receive on Valentine’s Day are infected with the common Botrytis fungus, you won’t be able to enjoy them very long. Petals of roses stricken by the Botrytis fungus turn brown or tan, making them less beautiful and marketable. Clemson University researchers say dipping the flowers in a calcium solution before they are shipped can extend their beauty.
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Clemson experts: Dipping roses in calcium before shipping may prolong their beauty

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