Correct postharvest treatment and handling is essential if flowers are to maintain quality during marketing and export. The aim of this project was to produce a book that would provide growers, wholesalers, exporters and retailers with practical information about postharvest handling and treatment of fresh wildflowers. Australian native flowers and related species, mainly South African, are included.
In this edition we have added new information on flower crops and postharvest methods. Quality specifications for 32 major flowers, with photographs and recommendations for harvesting and postharvest handling, have been produced in parallel to the manual (RIRDC Publication Numbers 10/028 to 10/059). This manual is designed to help growers and all who handle these flowers to improve the quality of their flowers and the profitability of their business.