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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.

New Sweet produces in each straight, long stem a very fragrant head packed with vibrant, lasting blooms and shiny leaves. It makes an excellent bouquet 'filler' item for florists. As a professional greenhouse and field cut flower, Sweet produces high yields of salable stems in solid colors. The first year flowering plants are very uniform for height and flowering time.

Field grown plants are very uniform for height and flowering time. 18 to 36 in. (45 to 90 cm) high, with taller growth achievable from early Autumn transplanted, greenhouse-grown plants.
Supplied with excellent seed quality, it has a minimum germination standard of 90%.

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  • Crop Time

    Coral & White: 13 weeks.
    Red: 14 weeks.
    Scarlet: 15 weeks.

  • Planting Density

    80 Plants/sq-m net or 8 plants/sq-ft net.

  • Pre-planting

    Soil: Well drained, loose soil with no clusters. At least 25 cm (10 in.) deep.
    PH: 5.0 to 6.0.
    Netting: A single layer of support netting is recommended.

  • Shoot Selection

    Due to its high production of shoots, Sweet plants require selection. Leave only the main stem (week 7).

  • Leaf Removal

    Disbud is done in order to remove unwanted buds at the bottom of the plant and at the leaves. It is done twice in the cycle of the plant in weeks 4 and 8 after planting or when necessary.

  • Irrigation

    Use overhead irrigation for the first week after planting and then start drip irrigation, avoid excess of water during the first 7 weeks from transplanting. After shoot selection keep constant moisture (field capacity).

  • Fertilization

    Begin fertilization one (1) week after transplanting use:
    N: 100-120 ppm,
    K: 120-150 ppm,
    Ca: 180-200 ppm.
    CE: 1.2 -1.4.

  • Harvest

    It is done depending on the client requirements. Harvest with at least 3-5 open flowers. 

  • PostHarvest treatment

    Hydrate the stems in a p.H 4 solution with STS for at least 2 hours then hydrate in a bactericide solution in the cold room until packaging.

  • Pests & Diseases

    Powdery MildewTM, Rust, Leaf Miner (especially when the plant is young), Fusarium sp.

  • Notes

    Pendiente de aprobar por BALL

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