Volume 10 (2023)
Issue 3 April 2023
Issue 2 Special issue :Impact of light on crop production and quality January 2023
Issue 1 January 2023
Volume 9 (2022)
Volume 8 (2021)
Volume 7 (2020)
Volume 6 (2019)
Volume 5 (2018)
Volume 4 (2017)
Volume 3 (2016)
Volume 2 (2015)
Volume 1 (2014)

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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 

Special Issue 

"Impact of light on horticultural crops production and quality"

Editor: Dr. Sasan Aliniaeifard 

Photosynthesis and light responses lab
Department of Horticulture
College of Aburaihan
University of Tehran
PC. 3391653775
Pakdasht, Tehran, Iran
Tel/Fax: +98 21 36041089
Link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sasan_Aliniaeifard

Email: aliniaeifard@ut.ac.ir

further information can be found here





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Research paper
Evaluating the Effects of Citric Acid Application on Reducing Decay, Maintaining Edibility and Shelf Life of Peach Fruits in Cold Storage

Fares Alhaj Alali; Mohammad Ali Askari Sarcheshmeh; Mesbah Bababalar

Volume 10, Issue 3 , April 2023, Pages 149-160


  Peach fruit (Prunus persica L.) was harvested at the stage of commercial harvest and was then treated with 0, 1, 2, 3 mM citric acid (CiA). A factorial model was planned on a completely randomized block design with three replications. Two factors were used in the experimental design, i.e. 4 storage durations ...  Read More

Research paper
Impact of Thickness of Floating Bed on the Performance of Select Summer Vegetables

Asit Baran Mondal; Mohammad Bashir Ahmed; Md. Abdul Mannan

Volume 10, Issue 3 , April 2023, Pages 115-124


  This research was conducted to evaluate the effect of thickness of floating beds on the growth and yield of okra, Indian spinach, cucumber and red amaranth, from 2013 to 2014, at Gopalganj district in Bangladesh. The single-factor experiment was conducted as a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) ...  Read More

Research paper
Study of Biochemical Traits and Mineral Elements in Date Palm Fruits under Preharvest Foliar Application of Organic Fertilizers and Micronutrients

Ali Hatami; Abdolhossein Abootalebi Jahromi; Abdolkarim Ejraei; Abdol Hossein Mohammadi Jahromi; Hamed Hassanzadeh Khankahdani

Volume 10, Issue 3 , April 2023, Pages 125-140


  Due to the calcareous nature of most soils in areas under date cultivation, this study was conducted to improve the quality and quantity of date fruits in Zahidi cultivar using the foliar applications of organic matters and micronutrients at two stages of date growth. For this purpose, an experiment ...  Read More

Research paper
Effect of Potting Media and Pot Size on Yield and Fruit Quality Attributes of Cherry Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme)


Volume 10, Issue 3 , April 2023, Pages 141-148


  This research aimed to evaluate the effects of different potting media and pot sizes on yield and quality attributes (TSS%, Vitamin C, pH) of cherry tomato in the winter season under field conditions. Cherry tomato was cultivated in four different size pots by using four types of potting media. Plastic ...  Read More

Research paper
Evaluation of Genetic Diversity in Olive Germplasm (Olea europaea L.) Using Image Processing and Molecular Markers Based on Physical Properties of Fruits and Stones

Ali Tanhaei; Ahmad Reza Dadras; Hossein Sabouri; Ebrahim Gholamalipour Alamdari; Sayed Javad Sajadi; Hossein Hosseini Moghaddam

Volume 10, Issue 3 , April 2023, Pages 173-192


  Olive (Olea europaea L.) is a historic and significant Mediterranean tree that has been widely used for its curative properties and oily nature. Images of 150 randomly selected fruits were captured and processed in three replications to investigate the genetic diversity among 98 olive genotypes. The ...  Read More

Research paper
Fatty Acid Profiling and Oil Content Variation among Iranian Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill. var. vulgare) Landraces

Ali Izadi-Darbandi; Azam Akbari; Keivan Bahmani; Ryan Warner; Mohsen Ebrahimi; Hossein Ramshini

Volume 10, Issue 3 , April 2023, Pages 193-202


  In this study, 50 Iranian fennel landraces from different phenological types, were evaluated for their oil content and fatty acid profile. Landraces were categorized into three phenological groups: Late (180 days), Medium (140 days) and early maturity habit (110 days). The highest fatty acid content ...  Read More

Research paper
Effect of Seed Priming on the Germination Properties of Allium hookeri

Do-Hoon Lee; Si-Hong Kim; Birutkan Tolera; Jae-Yun Heo

Volume 10, Issue 3 , April 2023, Pages 203-210


  The effects of seed priming on the germination properties of A. hookeri, an important subtropical vegetable in Korea, were tested in Petri dishes and soil. In the Petri dish, the effects of two priming solutions, calcium chloride (CaCl2) and polyethylene glycol (PEG), and five priming times (6, 12, 18, ...  Read More

Research paper
Screening Pomegranate Cultivars for Freezing Tolerance by Reliable Methods

Ali Akbar Ghasemi-Soloklui; Ahmad Ershadi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , April 2023, Pages 211-222


  Freezing damage is a significant environmental challenge that limits both the geographic distribution and production of pomegranates in the world. The objective of this research was to search for useful correlations between freezing tolerance and soluble carbohydrate and proline content, as well as stomatal ...  Read More

Research paper
Influence of Plant Growth Regulators on Callus Induction, Silymarin Production and Antioxidant Activity in Silybum marianum L. Gaertn. by Tissue Culture

Mohammad Hadi Ebrahimzadeh; mahboobeh naseri; fatemeh soghra Younesikelaki; iman yusefi javan; Rama Swamy N

Volume 10, Issue 3 , April 2023, Pages 223-236


  Silybum marianum (L.) is a medicinally important herb known for producing the liver-protecting compound silymarin, an isomeric mixture of flavonolignans and taxifolin. In this study, a protocol (plant growth regulators in various concentrations and combinations of coconut water) for the initiation of ...  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

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

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

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

The Application of Essential Oils and Silver Nanoparticles for Sterilization of Bermudagrass Explants in in vitro Culture

Mina Taghizadeh; Mousa Solgi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2014, , Pages 131-140


  An important part of plant in vitro techniques is the sterilization of explants and the maintenance of aseptic conditions. Ideally, sterilizing materials should be effective on a vast range of microorganisms at low density. Nowadays, the use of compounds such as essential oils (EOs) and nanoparticles ...  Read More

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