BIOTA Philippines Conference System, 52nd BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

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Suzzeth Untalan Dizon

Last modified: 2017-03-13




The study aims to investigate the ability of red wine in prolonging the vase life of commercial flowers. Red wine is a popular fermented product from grapes. According to recent studies, red wine contains resveratrol, a sugar polymer with antibacterial property. The study was carried out on three variants of cut flowers namely Rose (Rosa sp.), Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) and Malaysian Mums (Dendranthema grandiflorum). Three individual treatments were made: water with bleach (20% solution), water with red wine (50% solution) and plain water (control). Each kind of flower was subjected to each treatment and three trials were conducted in each treatment. The vase life of flowers was observed based on its physical appearance and recorded on a daily basis. The vase life of flowers in each treatment was compared using one-way ANOVA and Tukey test. As a result, red wine is a probable alternative material for sustaining the vase life of commercial flower by inhibiting the growth of bacteria on the base of the stem, which serves as the portal of entry of water and nutrients of flowers.

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