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International Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology is a peer-reviewed open access multidisciplinary journal. The Journal accepts and publishes research works/articles in English that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence in all areas related to horticultural science with the ultimate goal of expanding knowledge of the subject and contributing to the existing science and literature. The Journal has planned to: (i) stimulate scientific research among horticulture scholars and scientists all around the world and (ii) provide a forum for the exchange of information and dissemination of knowledge in the horticultural science 


ISO Abbreviation: Int. J. Hortic. Sci. Technol.

Frequency: Quarterly

Peer Review Policy: Double Blind Peer Review

Language: English

       Open Access Journal Support 



Our publication ethics statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011, COPE). To see our policy in this matter please click here.  

Research paper
Marine Algal-Derived Endophytic Bacteria: Induced Tolerance to Salinity Stress in Mexican Lime Seedlings

leila Baghazadeh Daryaii; Davoud Samsampour; Abdoolnabi Bagheri; Jelveh Sohrabipour

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 1-14


  Bacterial endophytes grow symbiotically inside of plants, and improve the growth of their hosts. We investigated the effects of inoculating Macroalgae bacterial endophytes, introduced formerly by our group, Bacillus aquimaris strain OD14, B. megaterium strain AM25, B. zhangzhouensis strain Tv91C, individually ...  Read More

Research paper
The Effect of Methyl Jasmonate on Postharvest Quality and Expression of RhLAC and RhPIP2 Genes in Cut Rose, ‘Red Alert’

Mohammad Fazli; Nima Ahmadi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 15-24


  Adverse conditions during pre- and postharvest stages negatively affect the longevity and quality of horticultural crops, which should be considered in marketing management, especially for cut flowers. Methyl jasmonate, well known as a signaling molecule in plant defense responses, could be effective ...  Read More

Research paper
Screening Citrus Cultivars for Freezing Tolerance by Reliable Methods

ali salehi sardoei; Mohammad Mehdi Sharifani; Mostafa Khoshhal Sarmast; Mahmoud Ghasemnejad

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 25-34


  Citrus is among the low temperature (freezing) - susceptible plants. The performance of storage and breeding of horticultural crops is mainly dependent on the correlation among the traits. To determine the relationship between stress tolerance (LT50) and some important physiological traits and finding ...  Read More

Research paper
The effects of gum arabic and warm water application on physicochemical and qualitative parameters of table grape fruits during the postharvest period

Babak ValizadehKaji; Saied Maleki; Ahmadreza Abbasifar

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 35-54


  Table grape is a non-climacteric fruit; however, it has a short shelf-life. Thus, some treatments that can prolong shelf-life and maintain the quality of table grape fruits are required. This study was carried out as a factorial based on a completely randomized design with two factors: the first factor ...  Read More

Research paper
Genetic Dissection and Half-Sib Progeny Test for Selecting Elite Parents to Develop Drought-Tolerant Varieties of Cuminum cyminum L.

Seyed Mohammad Mahdi Mortazavian; Mahdieh Arshadi Bidgoli

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 55-68


  Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) is a spicy, annual, outcross plant with medicinal properties from Apiaceae family, which is adapted to cultivation in arid and semi-arid regions of the world. To evaluate genetic parameters such as GCA and genetic distance based on molecular marker and important traits for ...  Read More

Research paper
Effects of Supplemental Light Quality and Foliar Application with Calcium on Photosynthetic Parameters and Flower Stem Strength of Cut Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii ‘Bayadere’)

Hamidreza Roosta; Fatemeh Nili; Ali Pourkhaloee; Naser Askari

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 69-82


  Photosynthetic parameters and stem strength of Gerbera jamesonii ‘Bayadere’ plants were studied after foliar application of calcium chloride (0, 0.5, 1, and 1.5 g l-1) under natural light (NL), red light LEDs (R), blue light LEDs (B) and red + blue light LEDs (RB). Chlorophylls content was ...  Read More

Research paper
Maximizing Tomato Seed Germination: Quantifying Cardinal Temperatures and Thermal Time Requirements

Bahman Jafari; Mojtaba Kordrostami; Ali Akbar Ghasemi-Soloklui

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 83-94


  Seed germination is a crucial stage in the life cycle of plants, as it determines their growth and reproduction success. Thus, to estimate the cardinal temperatures and the thermal time requirement for seed germination, as well as evaluate the effect of different temperature levels on the germination ...  Read More

Research paper
Characterizing Morphological Properties of Select Populations of Iranian Fiber Cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.)

Shadab Panahi; Azizolah Khandan-Mirkohi; Gail Taylor; Seyed Alireza Salami

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 95-106


  In this study, we investigated important morphological traits of select populations of fiber Iranian hemp. The results of the analysis of variance showed significant diversity among the populations. Four of the eight genotypes showed large biomass suitable for use in the fiber industry. Kerman, Sirjan, ...  Read More

Growth and Photosynthetic Performance of Calendula officinalis under Monochromatic Red Light

Sasan Aliniaeifard; Mehdi Seif; Mostafa Arab; Mahboobeh Zare Mehrjerdi; Tao Li; Oksana Lastochkina

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 123-132


  Light is the driving force for plant photosynthesis. Different attributes of light (e.g. intensity, spectrum and duration) can influence plant growth and development. We studied growth and photosystem II performance ofEnglish marigold cut flowers under red (635-665 nm) and white (420-700 nm) LEDs. Although ...  Read More

Cultivation, Nutritional Value, and Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus spp.): a Review

Farid Md. Hossain; Sharker Md. Numan Numan; Shaheen Akhtar

Volume 8, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 259-269


  This review is planned to discuss the cultivation technology, nutritional values and health benefits of Dragon fruit. Dragon fruit plant has wide adaptability and grown well in slightly heavy texture soils. Plants are commonly propagated by stem cuttings. Flower buds are emerging after 15-18 months of ...  Read More

Effect of postharvest calcium chloride treatment on the storage life and quality of persimmon fruits (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) cv. ‘Karaj’

Maryam Bagheri; Mahmood Esna-Ashari; Ahmad Ershadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2015, , Pages 15-26


  The objective of this study was to evaluate the storage life and quality of persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) fruit cv. ‘Karaj’ stored at 0°C for 4 months after postharvest calcium chloride treatment. Fruit weight loss, fruit firmness, total soluble solids, titratable acidity, total phenolic ...  Read More

Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) ‘Yousef Khani’ Using the gus Reporter Gene

Babak Valizadeh Kaji; Ahmad Ershadi; Masoud Tohidfar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2014, , Pages 31-41


  In this study, an efficient Agrobacterium-mediated transformation method was developed forpomegranate (Punica granatum L.), a difficult-to-transform plant. In vitro shoot segments wereinoculated with Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain LBA4404 harboring the binary vectorpBI121 carrying the neomycin phosphotransferase ...  Read More

Biotechnology of Scented Roses: A Review

Morteza Khosh-Khui

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2014, , Pages 1-20


  Scented rose species are very important in the genus Rosa due to their use in highly-prized essential oil production and as garden roses. The fragrance of the rose flower (attar) captured by extraction is one of the most valuable flavor and fragrance products. A comprehensive study of the papers published ...  Read More

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