Deep Blue Improved, White, Pink, Lilac
Production begins 10 - 11 weeks after planting. Harvest lasts 3 weeks.
64 plants /m2 net or 6 plants/ft2
Soil: Well drained, loose soil with no clusters, at least 25 cm (10 in) deep.
PH: 5.5 to 6.5
Netting: 2 levels.
Start 7 days after planting for 45 days. Vegetative growth and floral induction are achieved with long day condition.
There after flower development responds better with short day condition. The critical long day photoperiod is 14 hours, although 16 hrs work better. Light can be continuous or by pulse up to 4 hrs at night. 10 Footcandle or 110 Lux is required.
Week 9 to 10 (to even up the spray).
Apply an average daily volume of 5 to 5.5l/m2/day according to the soil’s humidity evapotranspiration conditions and the organoleptic evaluation.
Excess irrigation can cause pathogens development and physiological desiquilibrium.
Excess of nitrogen can cause the plants to be susceptible to Botrytis. A general formula can be the following:
N: 120 ppm , P: 50 ppm, K: 150 ppm
Ca: 120 ppm, Mg: 50 ppm, S: 50 ppm
Fe: 1 ppm, Mn: 1.2 ppm, Cu,: 0.40 ppm
Zn: 1.20 ppm, B: 0.25 ppm.
Haverst when the flowers start showing color at the ends and once the petals start speading out.
Hydrate in a STS solution (in a 6 cc dosis) for 2 hours and then use a solution with Chryslar professional 2 with dosis of 6 cc/l for 12 hours in a cold room.
PESTS & DISEASES
•Botrytis (crown rot).
•Fusarium sp (recommended to rotate crops)
•Susceptible to “Fitotoxity” with temperatures above 20 ˚C.