Optimising flavour in herbs

This technical review explains the chemical basis of flavour in herbs grown in the UK.

It provide information explaining factors which can influence flavour, both positively and negatively, and give advice on growing practice and available technologies that growers could employ to maximise flavour while maintaining crop yields and quality.


It considers different environmental and agronomic factors, including:

  • Cultivar
  • Nutrition and fertilisers
  • Biostimulants and plant growth regulators
  • Light quality
  • Temperature
  • Harvest time
  • Day length
  • Plant physiology
  • Post-harvest

The review includes clear action points that growers can use to optimise flavour.


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