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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.

  • Uniform stem length across the series
  • Excellent for fresh and dried use
  • Can also be used green when harvested young
  • Useful for indoor and outdoor professional cut flower production programs
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Culture Tips

CROP TIME

From planting to harvest 16 weeks


STEM HEIGHT 

81 cm 


PLANTING DENSITY

80 plants/m2 net.


PRE-PLANTING

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


HIGH PINCH

At week 8-9 after planting, pinch the apical flower bud. This will activate lateral buds and stimulate homogeneous floral induction.


IRRIGATION

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.


FERTILIZATION

Excesive Nitrogen fertilizer may result in overgrowth of plants.

A general fertilization formulation can be:

N: 80ppm

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

Harvest when flowers begin to unfold their petals. The flowers are individually entangled and assembled in bunches of 10.


POSTHARVEST TREATMENT

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

•Afids

•Thrips

•Botrytis

•Susceptible to Phytotoxicity, evaluate products before application.