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BELLS OF IRELAND

BELLS OF IRELAND

BELLS OF IRELAND

BELLS OF IRELAND

BELLS OF IRELAND

BELLS OF IRELAND

Bells of Ireland


  • Lightly scented plant that produces a gorgeous, green bract, which surrounds the rather inconspicuous flowers
  • Molucella is a very versatile commercial flower - the spiky stems make an interesting and long-lasting fresh cutflower arrangement
  • Can be use as a green vertical to give altitude to arrangements
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Culture Tips

CROP TIME

From planting to harvest: 14 weeks.


STEM HEIGHT 

38-51 cm


PLANTING DENSITY

80 plants/m2 net (7 plants /ft.2 net ).


PRE-PLANTING

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


LEAF REMOVAL

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.


IRRIGATION

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.


FERTILIZATION

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

Harvest when the stem has the appropriate length, rather than the flower opening. 


POSTHARVEST TREATMENT

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

•Leaf miner

•Thrips

•Pythium sp

•Cercospora sp

The plant is very susceptible to phytotoxicities.