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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 300-308
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.035


Effect of Microwave Oven Drying on Production of Quality Dry Flowers of Roses
Gitam Sharma1*, S.V.S. Chaudhary1, Y.C. Gupta1, S.R. Dhiman1, R.K. Dogra2 and R.K. Gupta3
1Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture
2Department of Fruit Science
3Department of Basic Sciences, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry Nauni, Solan 173230 Himachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was carried out at the experimental farm of the Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan. The data was taken for four flushes, that is, Flush I (November, 2017), Flush II (April, 2018), Flush III (June, 2018) and Flush IV (August, 2018). The cultivars selected for the experiment were Avalanche, Confetti, Corvette, First Red, Gavanna, Gold Strike, Hollywood, Nobelesse, Peach Avalanche, Sweet Avalanche, Taj Mahal and Tineke. After giving different drying treatments, dried flowers were scored on quality parameters i.e. flower colour, texture, brittleness and shape retention. The results of the study suggested that Taj Mahal can be used as a suitable cultivar for drying in Microwave oven during November (Flush I) and April (Flush II) flushes and Corvette during June (Flush III) and August (Flush IV) flushes.


Keywords: Value addition, Dry flower, Dry roses, Silica gel, Microwave oven
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Gitam Sharma, S.V.S. Chaudhary, Y.C. Gupta, S.R. Dhiman, R.K. Dogra and Gupta, R.K. 2019. Effect of Microwave Oven Drying on Production of Quality Dry Flowers of Roses.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 300-308. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.035