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Sunshine Max

Sunshine Max

Mid Stem

Mid Stem

Sunshine Max


  • Bred and selected to meet the market demands for a classic orange upright facing sunflower
  • Sunshine Max F1 is genetically very homogenous and stable
  • A sunflower hybrid for year-round seeding
  • Stem Length: 150 – 190 cms
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Culture Tips

CROP TIME

From planting to harvest: 10 weeks.


PLANTING DENSITY

50 plants/ m 2 or 5 plants/ft 2


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 levels


IRRIGATION

The soil should be at field’s capacity. Apply from 5.0 to 5-5 l/m2/day according to the organoleptic monitoring.


FERTILIZATION

Excessive fertilizer may result in plant overgrowth. Boro deficiencies may cause flower distortion.

A general fertilization formula can be the following:

N: 80 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.

Stop fertilization 5 weeks after transplant to avoid excessive growth of the stem.


HARVEST

Harvest when flowers begin to unfold their petals and with two center rings are opened. The flower heads are individually entangled and  assembled in bunches of 10 stems.


POST HARVEST TREATMENT

Hydrate in an initial Chrysal solution at 0.3 gr/ liter dosis for 4 hours.


PESTS & DISEASES

•Aphids

•Thrips

• Botrytis