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Potomac series produces tall, strong, sturdy and clean stems, as well as long and well-defined spikes with good flower quality. Well-suited for solid bunches and bouquets.

Outstanding colors and flower quality plus shatter resistance makes Potomac ideal for production during periods of high light, long days and warm temperatures (Group 3, 4). Can be grown year round.

BSB_FC_38_6

  • Crop Time

    From planting 9 to 12 weeks.

  • Planting Density

    100 plants/sq-m net or 10 plants/ sq-ft.

  • Pre-planting

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

  • Temperature

    Snapdragons are grouped based on the response of the varieties to night time temperatures, light intensity and day length.
    Group 1: Night -45-50°F (7-10°C), Day: 50-55°F (10-13°C).
    Group 2: Night -50-55°F (10-13°C), Day: 55-60°F (13-16°C).
    Group 3: Night -55-60°F (13-16°C), Day: 60-65°F (16-18°C).
    Group 4: Night temperature above 60°F (>16°C), Day >65°F(>18°C), generally, the lower temperatures in the ranges give the best quality, but at the expense of a longer crop time.

  • Additional Light

    Group 1: low light night 1,000 to 1,500 footcandles.
    Group 2: moderate light 1,500 to 3,000 foot candles.
    Group 3: moderate to high light 2,500 to 4,500 foot candles.
    Group4: high light 3,000 to 5,000 foot candles.

  • Prunning

    No, the plant is eradicated after harvest.

  • Irrigation

    Begin production with overhead irrigation. Then switch to drip irrigation one (1) week following transplant.

  • Fertilization

    Excesive side shoots are an indication of high moisture or inappropiate fertilization levels.
    Feed at 100-150 ppm N:P:K.
    EC: 1.0 to 1.75.

  • Harvest

    Harvest stage should be 40% to 50%. aperture. Premature harvesting leads to poor color development and reduced flower size as flowers continue to open.

  • PostHarvest treatment

    Place the flowers immediately after cutting in a solution to prevent ethylene damage (shattering) such as STS (Florissima, Florissant 125 or AVB) for 4 hours.
    Remove foliage on the third part of the stem, grade and bunch.

  • Packaging and storage

    Snapdragons should be stored and shipped upright to prevent curvature of the spikes.

  • Pests & Diseases

    Botrytis sp
    Leaf Miner
    Thrips sp
    Aphids
    Mildew
    Rust

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BSB_FC_38_6

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