Pink, Lavander, Yellow
From planting to harvest: 9 weeks.
From prune to harvest: 8 weeks.
25 plants/m2 net or 2.3 plants/ft2 net.
Soil: Well drained, loose soil with no clusters, at least 25 cm (10 in.) deep.
PH: 5.5 to 6.5
Netting: 2-3 levels.
Optional. Leave between 2 to 3 cm (1 to 2 in.) of the stems. If no drip irrigation is available, do a higher pruning.
Always seal the wound to avoid infection.
Apply 5.0 to 5.5 l/m2 average daily volume, according to the soil’s humidity evapotranspiration conditions and the organoleptic evaluation. Maintain irrigation constant and soil moisture at field capacity.
Four weeks after pruning do a stem selection, removing the thinnest stems leaving maximum 4 stems per plant.
A general fertilization formula could be the following:
N: 80 ppm, P: 40 ppm, K: 150 ppm, Ca: 120 ppm, Mg: 50: ppm, S: 50 ppm, Fe: 2 ppm, Mn: 2.5 bpm, Cu: 0.2 bpm, Zn: 0.2 bpm, B: 0.2 bpm.
Maintain an electric conductivity below 1.3.
The optimal harvest stage is when one flower has its petals straight and when the petals start to separate. The maximum cut stage is when the inflorescence has 30% of
POST HARVEST TREATMENT
Measure the hydrating water’s PH before applying any post harvest solutions. Use citric acid to bring the PH to 4.0. Place the flowers immediately after cutting in a solution with STS (20 cc/l dosis) for at least 2 hours. No cold room is necessary, but needs a fresh temperature room (T =15 ˚) protected from the wind and direct sun. Then, hydrate in Chryslar Professional 2 (6cc/l dosis) for 12 hours in a cold room.
PACKAGING AND STORAGE
After post harvest treatment, pack 20 bouquets in a hamper box all placed in the same direction. Imediately after, store in cold room to increase vase life. Store the hamper box vertically to avoid twisted stems.
PESTS & DISEASES
Slugs, Pythium sp, Thrips sp, Powdery mildewTM, Botrytis sp