Carthamus, also known as Safflower, is a wild looking flower with little spikes, that gives a savage and fun look to arrangements. It was used to find new love or marriage when given as a gift. They are also associated with good luck and joy.
From planting to harvest 16 weeks
80 plants/m2 net.
Soil: A loose soil is required well drained with a level surface. At least 25 cm deep.
pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Netting: 2 levels
At week 8-9 after planting, pinch the apical flower bud. This will activate lateral buds and stimulate homogeneous floral induction.
Keep soil’s moisture at field capacity. Apply a dailty average volume of 5.0 to 5.5 lt/m2/day according to organoleptic monitoring.
Excesive Nitrogen fertilizer may result in overgrowth of plants.
A general fertilization formulation can be:
P: 40 ppm
K: 160 ppm
Ca: 120 ppm,
Mg: 60 ppm
S: 50 ppm,
Fe: 2 ppm,
Mn: 2.5 ppm,
Cu, Zn y B: 0.2 ppm.
Harvest when flowers begin to unfold their petals. The flowers are individually entangled and assembled in bunches of 10.
Measure the hydrating water’s pH before applying any post harvest solutions. Use citric acid to bring the pH to 4.0. Then, hydrate in Chryslar Professional 2 (3-6 cc/l dosis).
PESTS & DISEASES
•Susceptible to Phytotoxicity, evaluate products before application.