Accurate quality classification is one of the requirements of the flower market, which is becoming increasing more sophisticated and demanding. However, there is a lack of information regarding how such classification is performed, and it is often conducted in a less empirical and more subjective way. Therefore, this work aimed to compare the efficiency of personal classification (in-person) and using digital images to determine the quality of anthurium cv. Tropical (Anthurium andraeanum Lind.). Three experiments were performed regarding the recording of the images and the display mode of the images and comparing three methods of classifying postharvest quality of anthurium. It was concluded that measurements of colorimetric parameters can be performed anywhere on the spathe, but the period in which the parameters are measured does affect. Evaluators differ in the thoroughness with which they assign grades, and there is no need for prior knowledge to assess quality using images. The L* parameter measured by the colorimeter presented higher correlation with the evaluation of postharvest quality of Anthurium andraeanum Lind. ‘Tropical’. Classification by images can be performed using different electronic devices, and in-person classification is more rigorous than classification conducted using digital images.
Anthurium andraeanum Lind. ‘Tropical’; colorimetry; quality standard; senescence scale; tropical flower