From planting to harvest: 14 weeks.
80 plants/m2 net (7 plants /ft.2 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
Nine (9) weeks after planting, remove the leaves from the lower half of the stem.
Lateral Branch Removal.
Ten (10) weeks after planting, remove lateral branches.
For plants to root well, maintain soil’s humidity at field’s capacity for the first 3 weeks after planting. At week 5, reduce irrigation to induce the plant’s stems.
During production, maintain an irrigation volume of 5 to 5.5 l/m2 according to the environmental and organoleptic monitoring.
A general fertilization formula can be the following:
N: 120 ppm
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 when the stem has the appropriate length, rather than the flower opening.
Measure the pH of the hydrating solution before applying to any of the post harvest products. Use citric acid to elevate pH to 4. Hydrate in solution with Crhrysal Professional 2, 6 cc/l. during 12 hours in a cold room.
PESTS & DISEASES
The plant is very susceptible to phytotoxicities.