•Full double bright and colorful Calendulas
•Tall sturdy stems and large flower
•Higher disease resistance and high productivity
From planting to harvest: 14 weeks
30 plants/ m2
Soil: Well drained, loose soil with a level surface. At least 25 cm deep.
pH: 5.5 to 6.2
Netting: 2 levels
Pinch 6 weeks after planting leaving three internodes in the plant.
After planting, start with drip irrigation. Reinforce with overhead irrigation during the first 2 weeks after planting to avoid plants to dehydrate.
Begin fertilization when transplant. The fertilization formula can vary depending on the soil type and its feritly.
A general fertilization formulation can be:
P: 45 ppm
Ca: 80 ppm
Mg: 30 ppm
Fe: 2 ppm
Mn: 2 ppm
Zn: 0.5 ppm
B: 0.3 ppm
Mo: 0.05 ppm
Harvest before the flower´s center opens.
POST HARVEST TREATMENT
Hydrate in a AVB solution (1cm3 /Lt water). Then after the pH should be between 7 and 8. Mix well and add AVB booster (1 cm3/Lt water). Once mixed, the pH should be between 3.2 to 5.5 for 2 hours. Then hydrate in Crhysal Professional 2 (5 cm3/Lt wáter). Once mixed, the pH should be between 3.5 and 5.5.
PACKING & STORAGE
Once completed the hydration stage, the stems are packed in bunches of 10 stems in cardboard boxes, then placed in a cold room at 4 °C. Calendula´s stems can twist after harvest, to reduce it, hold a portion of the stem from the base of the flower with a carboard sheet.
PESTS & DISEASES
• Leaf miner