What is stay fresh?

Janice M. Glime jmglime at MTU.EDU
Sat Sep 26 20:44:58 EST 1998

I don't know the specific composition of stayfresh, but several things are
used and you need to know for your particular species which works best.
  Aspirin (salicylic acid) helps to prevent bacterial buildup and lowers
the pH, sugar supplies energy, but can cause greater bacterial growth.
Cutting the bottom of the stem off at an angle every day or so removes
bacteria and any wound tissue that might have built up.
 Janice M. Glime, Professor  
 Department of Biological Sciences
 Michigan Technological University
 Houghton, MI 49931-1295
 jmglime at mtu.edu
 FAX 906-487-3167 

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