Book Armitage 'Specialty Cut Flowers'


Specialty Cut Flowers

The second edition of this highly respected book on cut flowers has been significantly revised and expanded. There is no other book with such in-depth information for the professional cut flower grower, however it is also useful for the gardener wishing to bring flowers inside from the garden.

Introductory chapters offer a discussion of domestic and foreign production, a brief overview of trends, and general comments and techniques for the postharvest care of flowers, including drying and preserving. The main body of the book gives extensive coverage of annual, perennial, bulbous, and woody species for commercial cut flower production, including propagation and growing-on methods, environmental factors, yield in the field, greenhouse forcing, stage of harvest, postharvest handling, and pests and diseases. Reflecting decades of research and writing by two distinguished horticulturists, Specialty Cut Flowers is an indispensable reference for the nursery bookshelf.


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SKU: 2514