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COMPLETE STEM

COMPLETE STEM

MID STEM

MID STEM

PINK

PINK

LAVANDER

LAVANDER

YELLOW

YELLOW

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  • Delphinium Belladona Trick series is a perfect variety to show you are a leader in flower trends
  • Highly productive variety since new shoots continuously develop
  • The size of flower spikes is not as robust as the commercial belladonna types making it perfect for mixed bouquets or CB’s
  • Unique colors never seen in Delphinium plants before such as yellow and pink
  • Unique flower that resembles Orchids, giving a wild look to arrangements

Suite (3)

Pink, Lavander, Yellow

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Culture Tips

CROP TIME

From planting to harvest: 9 weeks.

From prune to harvest: 8 weeks.


STEM HEIGHT

60 cm


PLANTING DENSITY

25 plants/m2 net or 2.3 plants/ft2 net.


PRE-PLANTING

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.


PRUNING

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.


IRRIGATION

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.


STEM SELECTION

Four weeks after pruning do a stem selection, removing the thinnest stems leaving maximum 4 stems per plant.


FERTILIZATION

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.


HARVEST

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

open flowers.


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