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Greenhouse rose winter production increased by outdoor rotation


T. G. Byrne

Author Affiliations

T. G. Byrne is Specialist, Floriculture Research Facility, U.C. Deciduous Fruit Station, San Jose.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 27(12):5-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n12p5. December 1973.

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Greenhouse roses in California are typically planted in ground beds, but they also produce exceptionally well in five-gallon containers (see table 1). This type of culture appears to offer advantages that may prove commercially useful, including good production on poor growing sites; centralized soil preparation and planting operations; seasonal variations in spacing and/or cultivars; and the containment and possible recycling of run-off water. The use of individual plant containers also permits part of the crop to be rotated between high-cost greenhouse production areas and low-maintenance outdoor “plant renewal” sites. Production from “renewed” plants is greater than from continuously cropped plants.

Byrne T. 1973. Greenhouse rose winter production increased by outdoor rotation. Hilgardia 27(12):5-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n12p5
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