Ball SB Colombia


This very versatile and programmable crop from Ball breeding can be produced all year round in cool climate conditions. It performs as an exceptional filler in bouquets and, due to its strong quality stems and flower, it makes a great solid bunch.

The shiny, glossy, very dark green leaves on strong, tall 90 cm (36 in.) stems are the perfect backdrop to the bright serrated-edge flowers, providing the Amazon stem with an overall sharp-looking contrast to make it even more appealing for large flower arrangements. 
Highly productive when cut tight, it can be used as 'GREEN' in the bouquets to give it a different kind of 'trendy, back-to-basics' texture. 
The bright, vivid sharp and different flower colors has made the Dianthus Amazon a high priority in the bouquet-making industry.


  • Crop Time

    18 weeks.
    Green ball: 19 weeks.
    Neon Purple: 20 weeks.
    Neon Cherry: 19 weeks.
    Magic Rose:: 18 weeks.

  • Planting Density

    40 plants/sq-m (not pinch) 3-4 plants/

  • Pre-planting

    Soil: Well drained, loose soil with no clusters, at least 25 cm (10 in.) deep.
    PH: 5.0 a 6.0
    Netting: 2 Levels.

  • Shoot Selection

    Due to its high production of shoots, Amazon plants require selection. Leave the main stem and two laterals (week 7).

  • Irrigation

    Use overhead watering during first week after planting. Then start drip irrigation.

  • Fertilization

    Begin fertilization one week after transplanting.
    Nitrogen & Potassium: 160 ppm.
    N: 80-100 ppm
    K: 100-120 ppm
    Ca: 100-150 ppm.

  • Harvest

    Harvest when 50 to 60 % flowers are open. Stems can be harvested before buds show color and be commercialized as ´Green Amazon´.

  • PostHarvest treatment

    Place the flowers immediately after cutting in STS for at least 2 hours and then hydrate in a bactericide solution for at least 8 hours before going into the cooler.

  • Pests & Diseases

    Leaf Miner (especially when the plant is young).

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Other Dianthus varieties(3)
  • Variedad Crazy Ball
    This is a versatile and programmable crop from Ball/ PAS breeding can be produced all year round in cool climate conditions. It performs as an exceptional filler in bouquets due to its crazy appearance .
  • Variedad Green Ball
    Dianthus barbatus Green Ball is the flower that the market has been asking for. Unique, perfect for this ever changing bouquet business. Very much in fashion.
  • Variedad Sweet F1
    New Sweet gives professional cut flower growers the strongest, straightest stems of any Dianthus barbatus on the market. Offered in separate colors with no vernalization required.

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