Perennial. From planting to harvest: 26 weeks.
6 Plants /m2 net (1 plant /ft2). Plants are spaced in a quincunx pattern with 40cm between each line.
Soil: Loose and well-drained soil, at least 25 cm deep.
pH: 5.5 to 6.5
Netting: 2-3 levels
In order to stimulate the basal sprouting of new stems, pinch when the first stem is induced. Handle with care to avoid damaging the growth points.
Low fertility and low soil moisture favors stem induction. When the crown has expanded to a diameter of 30 - 35 cm apply 150 ppm of Gibberellic Acid. Once the first stem comes out, pinch it. Reapply Gibberelic acid to plants that do not induce.
For a good rooting, keep the moisture at field capacity for the first 3 weeks after planting.
A general fertilization formula can be as following:
N: 120 ppm
P: 50 ppm
K: 120 ppm
Ca: 180 Ppm
Mg: 50 ppm
S: 50 ppm
Fe: 2 ppm
Cu, Zn and B: 0.2 ppm
Cut the stems when 80% to 90% of the flowers are open.
Measure the pH of the hydration water before applying any of the Postharvest products. Hydrate in Chrysal Professional 2, dose 10 cc / lt for 12 hours in a cold room. Once mixed, the pH should be between 3.5 and 5.5.
PACKAGING & STORAGE
Make bunches of 10 stems in plastic sleeve. Dry storage is recommended to avoid phytosanitary issues.
PEST & DISEASES
•Low susceptibility to Downey Mildeu.