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To find the response of cut rose cv. Cardinal to sucrose and NaOCl concentration, an experiment was conducted with normal day light under room condition and natural ventilation. Completely Randomized Design (CRD) was used for the experiment by replicating 3 times. Solutions of different combination of Sucrose levels of 0, 4, 8 and 12% and sodium hypochlorite with 0 (control), 5, 10 and 15 mgL-1 concentrations were applied to the cut rose cv. Cardinal. By analyzing of data collected, illustrated that cut rose cv. Cardinal significantly responded to sucrose and NaOCl levels. Combination of 15 mgl-l NaOCl with 12% sucrose was found more favorable for the whole studied parameters. Early flower opening (4 days), maximum flower fresh weight (12.30g), flower size (6.01 cm), maximum flower longevity (16 days) and and dry weight (3.78) were observed for cut rose retained in solution mixture of 12% sucrose and 15 mgL-1 NaOCl. The solution containing 12% Sucrose and 15 mgL-1 NaOCl significantly increased (12.30 g) flower fresh weight. Less percent petal drop (10%) was observed by solution containing combination of 12% sucrose and 15 mgL-1 NaOCl as compared to control (33.80 %). As for sugar application individually on cut rose, early flower opening took place (4 days), maximum flower size (6.14 cm), flower fresh weight (11.57g), minimum flower wilting (15.58%), maximum flower dry weight (3.78 g), minimum petal drop (23.96 %) and longer vase life (3.39 days) were observed for 12 % sugar solution. For NaOCl application individualy, the cut rose showed early flower opening took place (4 days), maximum flower size (6.16 cm), maximum flower fresh weight (11.27g), minimum flower wilting (15%), maximum dry weight (4.13 g), minimum petal drop (18.75 %) and longer vase life (14.77) were observed for 15 mg.l-1 of NaOCl solution In general, 15 mg.l-1NaOCl and 12 % sucrose is considered a best solution combination to be used for cut rose flowers cv. cardinal longer and quality vase life.
Key words: Cut Rose; Sucrose; NaOCl