Methods for Extending the Freshness of Cut Flowers, Ornamental Trees, and Plant Cuttings

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Patent relating to methods for extending the freshness of cut flowers, ornamental trees, and plant cuttings.

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55 p. : ill.

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Chapman, Kent D. & Austin-Brown, Shea L. April 3, 2007.

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Patent relating to methods for extending the freshness of cut flowers, ornamental trees, and plant cuttings.

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55 p. : ill.

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Abstract: Disclosed are compositions that comprise one or more N-acylethanolamine compounds for maintaining the freshness and appearance of cut flowers, floral products, decorative foliage, fruits, and other plant cuttings. More specifically, the present invention provides methods for treating and storing cut flowers, Christmas trees, fruits, and other severed plant parts that preserve the appearance, freshness, fragrance and/or aesthetic qualities of the botanical products. Using the disclosed compositions, the shelf life of cut flowers was substantially prolonged, in many cases 2 to 5 times longer than untreated flowers, with the treated flowers or foliage appearing healthy and viable, and without wilting, dehydration, leaf drop, or visible signs of senescence. Likewise, treatment of ornamental coniferous plants with the anti-senescent compositions delayed deterioration and leaf drop, while extending the overall appearance and quality of the plants and plant cuttings.

Related U.S. Application Data: Provisional application number 60/162,178, filed on October 28, 1999.

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  • October 30, 2000

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Chapman, Kent D. & Austin-Brown, Shea L. Methods for Extending the Freshness of Cut Flowers, Ornamental Trees, and Plant Cuttings, patent, April 3, 2007; [Washington, D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc304734/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.