For improving quality of Polianthes tuberosa, different storage temperatures and GA3 concentrationswere applied.
Adjusting storage temperature increased speed of germination.
Higher concentration of GA3 increased the time from germination to flowering.
Best treatment was storing bulbs for 4 weeks at 12 °C + 4 weeks at 20 °C before cultivation.
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