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Aster is an old time favorite that has never gone out of style. Introduced in the Ball Company by George Ball himself in the early nineteen hundreds. The Aster Callistephus family is a big one, that comes in many bright colors and different sizes. This very versatile new series provides the vintage and cottage look so much in fashion. Used all year round.

Very versatile since it comes in a wide range of colors. This series provides the vintage and cottage look so much in fashion. Used all year round. The spray or disbud stem and big head flowers in the Meteor series combines all the characteristics needed in a bouquet for a 'focal' (when disbudded) or a 'filler' (when grown as spray). Adds color and a special touch to make great flower arrangements. The Meteor has become a favorite in the growing bouquet business.

BSB_FC_7_8

  • Crop Time

    16 weeks from planting plus one week of harvest.

  • Planting Density

    85 plants /sq-m.net (7 plants 7/. sq-ft.net)for Disbud type and 80 plants/sq-m.net (8. plants 7/sq-ft.net) for spray type.

  • Pre-planting

    Soil: Well drained soil, very well leveled surface, no clusters, at least 25 cm (10 in.) deep.
    PH: 5.0 to 6.0.
    Netting:

  • Pinch

    Not recommended.

  • Additional Light

    Start 7 days after transplant when the plants have true leaves. The flower buds growth initiation takes place under long day conditions, but the final flower development is hastened under short days. Therefore the light should be stopped when the plants are 40 to 45 cm (15 to 17 in) high.
    Light should be given taking into consideration that these plants have a critical 14 hour photoperiod, and an optimum of 16 hours.

  • Leaf Removal

    Lateral Branch Removal.
    Remove apical bud when it appears.

  • Irrigation

    Aster root system is shallow. Don't over water.
    Avoid overhead irrigation to keep the leaves as dry as possible as a further disease prevention.

  • Fertilization

    High nitrogen increases susceptibility to Botrytis and Alternaria and reduces flower quality.
    Decrease nitrogen and increase potassium when flower buds appear.

  • Harvest

    Harvest when stems have 2 opened flowers.

  • PostHarvest treatment

    Hydrate stems in bactericide solution. It is recommended to bunch 5 stems per bunch.

  • Pests & Diseases

    Aphids
    Thrips sp
    Leaf miner
    Fusarium oxysporum. (It is recommended to rotate. the crop)
    Botrytis sp
    Very susceptible to phyto-toxicities.

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BSB_FC_7_8

Other Aster Callistephus varieties(8)
  • Variedad Chinese lady
    Aster is an old time favorite that has never gone out of style. Introduced in the Ball Company by George Ball himself in the early nineteen hundreds. The Aster Callistephus family is a big one, that comes in many bright colors and different sizes. This very versatile new series provides the vintage and cottage look so much in fashion. Used all year round.
  • Variedad Hana Series
    Aster is an old time favorite that has never gone out of style. Introduced in the Ball Company by George Ball himself in the early nineteen hundreds. The Aster Callistephus family is a big one, that comes in many bright colors and different sizes. This very versatile new series provides the vintage and cottage look so much in fashion. Used all year round.
  • Variedad Igel Series
    Aster Callistephus is an old time favorite that has never gone out of style. They were introduced in the Ball Company by George Ball himself in the early nineteen hundreds. The Aster Callistephus family is a big one, and has the Igel series features flowers that come in many bright pink colors.
  • Variedad Julie Series
    Aster is an old time favorite that has never gone out of style. Introduced in the Ball Company by George Ball himself in the early nineteen hundreds. The Aster Callistephus family is a big one, that comes in many bright colors and different sizes. This very versatile new series provides the vintage and cottage look so much in fashion. Used all year round.
  • Variedad Krallen Series
    Aster Callistephus is an old time favorite that has never gone out of style. They were introduced in the Ball Company by George Ball himself in the early nineteen hundreds. The Aster Callistephus family is a big one, and has flowers that come in many bright colors. The Krallen petals twirl around giving a unique look to the flower.
  • Variedad Matsumoto Series
    Aster Callistephus is an old time favorite that has never gone out of style. They were introduced in the Ball Company by George Ball himself in the early nineteen hundreds. The Aster Callistephus family is a big one, and the Matsomoto series features flowers that come in many bright and different colors.
  • Variedad Meteor Series
    Aster is an old time favorite that has never gone out of style. Introduced in the Ball Company by George Ball himself in the early nineteen hundreds. The Aster Callistephus family is a big one, that comes in many bright colors and different sizes. This very versatile new series provides the vintage and cottage look so much in fashion. Used all year round.
  • Variedad Seestern Series
    Aster is an old time favorite that has never gone out of style. Introduced in the Ball Company by George Ball himself in the early nineteen hundreds. The Aster Callistephus family is a big one, that comes in many bright colors and different sizes. This very versatile new series provides the vintage and cottage look so much in fashion. Used all year round.

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