Magic Violet, White Improved
From planting to harvest 11 weeks.
From prune to harvest: 10 weeks.
12-14 plants/m2 net or 1 plant /ft2 net.
Soil: Well drained, loose soil with no clusters, at least 25 cm (10 in.) deep.
pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Netting: 2-3 levels
Optional. Leave between 2 to 3 cm (1 to 2 in.) of the stems. If no drip irrigation is available, do a higher pruning. Always seal the wound to avoid infection.
Apply a daily average volume of 5 to 5.5 l/m2/day according to the soild’s humidity evapotranspiration conditions and the organoleptic evaluation. At the end of harvest, stop irrigation and restart one week after pruning.
A general fertilization formula can be the following:
N: 80 ppm
P: 40 ppm
K: 150 ppm
Ca: 120 ppm
Mg: 50 ppm
S: 50 ppm
Fe: 2 ppm
Mn: 2.5 ppm
Cu, Zn & B: 0.2 ppm
Maintain EC < 1.3
The optimal harvest stage is when one flower has its petals straight and when the petals start to separate. The maximum cut stage is when the inflorescence has 30% of open flowers.
Measure the hydrating water’s pH before applying any post harvest solutions. Use citric acid to bring the pH to 4.0. Place the flowers immediately after cutting in a solution with STC (20 cc/l dosis) for at least 2 hours. No cold room is necessary, but needs a fresh temperature room (T=15˚) protected form the wind and direct sun. Then, hydrate in Chryslar Professional 2 (10 cc/l dosis) for 12 hours in a cold room.
PACKAGING AND STORAGE
After post-harvest treatment, pack 20 bouquets in a hamper box all placed in the same direction. Immediately after, store in cold room to maintain vase life. Store the hamper box vertically to avoid twisted stems.
PESTS & DISEASES