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Ornamental Cabbage, or Flowering Kale Feather , has a tall upright habit with a compact flower which makes it perfect for adding a different touch for your bouquets. A different look in Brassicas, this series has very serrated leaves in which growers can decide on the flower size depending on their market by adjusting the density and water.

Perfect for adding the desired different touch to your bouquets due to its serrated. This trait makes the Flowering Kale Feather a very versatile focal flower. The pink-purple center in the feather queen or the White -green center with dark, serrated leaves on both provides a great contrast. The brightness of the flower colors depends on production night temperature.

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  • Crop Time

    12 Weeks.

  • Planting Density

    80 plants / m2.

  • Pre-planting

    Soil:
    Brassica needs loose and well-drained soil, at least 25 centimeters deep. Optimal range of pH must be 5.5 to 6.5.
    Netting:
    Two levels should be set before transplanting. The squares size of the net should be 10 x 12,5 centimeters.

  • Planting

    Transplanting :
    Use well rooted plugs with 2  to 3 true leaves and no higher than 5 centimeters length. If transplanted late, plugs become stretched and floppy reducing yield and uniformity.
    If plugs stretch, they can be planted deep, up to the cotyledons to force them to grow straight. Then press the soil around the plants.

  • Temperature

    Temperatures below 13°C (55°F) during 2 weeks cause good coloring as well as reducing moisture and fertilizer.
    Have in mind that Nitrogen promotes green growth and reduces intensity of flower color.

  • Leaf Removal

    Thinning of leaves after transplanting is necessary. It is done when plants have 15 to 20 true leaves by removing 8 to 10 leaves from the bottom of the stem. It is done 3 to 4 times during the crop cycle. Water restriction will also encourage lower leaves to drop as plants reach maturity.

  • Irrigation

    The irrigation volume depends on the evaporation. For the first 6 weeks, moisture must be medium to high (5,0-5,5 lt/sqm/day).

  • Fertilization

    The irrigation volume depends on the evaporation. For the first 6 weeks, moisture and fertilization must be medium to high (5,0-5,5 lt/sqm/day).
    A general fertilization formula is: N:P:K 120:50:150 ppm
    Ca: 120 ppm, Mg: 50 ppm, S: 50 ppm, Fe: 2 ppm, Mn: 2.5 ppm

  • Harvest

    It must be done when heads have formed and leaves show good coloring.  Cut stems and remove lower leaves if necessary, leaving 2 or 3 outer leaves around the top.

  • PostHarvest treatment

    Hydrate the stems in a solution with Chrysal professional 2 at a dose of 6 c.c/l, during 12 hours at cold room.

  • Packaging and storage

    Pack in bunches of 5 stems.

  • Pests & Diseases

    Fall armyworm, slugs, aphids, phytium.

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Other Ornamental Kale varieties(5)
  • Variedad Altair
    Ornamental Cabbage, or Flowering Kale Altair, has a tall upright habit with a compact flower which makes it perfect for adding a different touch for your bouquets due to its serrated and bicolor leaves. Growers can decide on the flower size depending on their market by adjusting the density and water.
  • Variedad Dream Series
    Ornamental Cabbage, or Flowering Kale Lucir, has a tall upright habit with a compact shinny flower which makes it perfect for adding a different touch for your bouquets. Growers can decide on the flower size depending on their market by adjusting the density and water.
  • Variedad Lucir
    Ornamental Cabbage, or Flowering Kale Lucir, has a tall upright habit with a compact shinny flower which makes it perfect for adding a different touch for your bouquets. Growers can decide on the flower size depending on their market by adjusting the density and water.
  • Variedad Wave
    Ornamental Cabbage, or Flowering Kale Wave, has a tall upright habit with a compact flower which makes it perfect for adding a different touch for your bouquets specially for its wavy leaves. Growers can decide on the flower size depending on their market by adjusting the density and water.
  • Variedad White Lady
    Ornamental Cabbage, or Flowering Kale Lucir, has a tall upright habit with a compact shinny flower which makes it perfect for adding a different touch for your bouquets. Growers can decide on the flower size depending on their market by adjusting the density and water.

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