•New this year from Ball SB, a new small flower gypsophila with round and full flowers
•Very hardy plants with low mortality rate
•A great Gypsophila for producers, consumers and the planet – this new generation of Gypsophila, from the same line of Mirabella and Snowball, does not require additional lighting to flower
From planting to harvest: 20 weeks
From pruning: 18 weeks.
6 Plants/m2 net. Plants are spaced in a quincunx pattern with 40 cms between plants.
Soil: Loose and well-drained soil, at least 25 cms deep.
pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Netting: 2-3 levels
EC: 0.8 to 1.2
Pinch apex when plants have 8 pairs of leaves. Four days after pinch apply GA3 at 150 ppm. A second GA3 application can be done selectively 8 days after the first application to plants with delayed growth.
Low approx. 2 to 3 cm (1 to 2 in).
If no drip system is used, to prevent diseases it must be higher (at 5 cms).
It is advised to seal with fungicides to protect from diseases.
THINING AFTER PRUNING
5 weeks after pruning, shoot selection must be completed leaving 8 to 10 uniform shoots.
Use overhead irrigation for the first week after planting. Then, switch to drip irrigation. Keep the soil at field capacity during the establishment of the plant. Apply 4-5 L/day/m2 (according to environmental conditions). Reduce irrigation to 2-3 L/day/m2 when the floral bud appears.
One week before pruning, stop irrigation and restart 1 week after pruning at 2 L/day/m2 and increasing it gradually up to 4-5 L/day/m2 as leaves appears.
When grown under greenhouse, harvest when 70 to 80% of the flowers are open.
When grown outside, harvest when 30% of the flowers are open followed by 5 to 7 days inside an opening chamber at a temperature of 76° F to 81°F and high relative humidity (50%-60%). Clean scisors twice per bed with disinfecting solution (Timsen 2 g/L).
POST HARVEST TREATMENT
Use citric acid to bring the pH down to 4.0.
EC: < 400 µS/ cm
Harvest at 70% -80% flower opening
Immediately after harvest, hydrate stems in STS harvesting solution for 24 hours.
Harvesting Solution: Chrysal AVB: 1 ml/L; AVB Booster: 1 ml/L
Then hydrate in a Chrysal Profesional 2 solution at 6 ml/L for 12 hours in a cold room.
Harvest at 30% flower opening
Apply same harvesting solutions and conditions as above, then place stems in a opening solution until desired floral opening (50%-80%).
Openning Solution: Chrysal OVB: 2 ml/L; Professional 3: 10 gr/L; Sugar: 30 g/L
Rplace the solution every 2 days.
Opening Room Conditions: Temp ≤28 ° C and RH 50%
PESTS & DISEASES