Table 2

Effect of CO2 enrichment during production on postharvest quality, number of etiolated shoots and leaf chlorosis of plants shipped at 40°F or 60 °F for 5 days.

CO2 level (ppm) Temperature (°F) Number of etiolated shoots Plant quality Leaf chlorosis (%)
350 (1) 40 2.0 4.6 10.6
  60 7.4 3.4 28.1
700 (2) 40 8.6 4.4 11.4
  60 9.8 3.2 31.3
1050 (3) 40 9.7 4.5 11.1
  60 11.7 3.2 31.0