Crop Time: From transplant it takes 18 weeks to start production.
Planting Density: 3 plants/sq-m net.
-Soil: Well drained soil,loose soil with no clusters, at least 25 cm (10 in) deep.
-p.H: 5.8 to 6.3.
-EC: 0.5 to 0.8.
-Netting: 3 Levels
It is very important to allow the plant to establish at first. Remove frequently any thin or blind stems by pulling them off the plant to stimulate growth and allow ventilation. Be careful not to remove too many stems. When stems are reaching the second net level, select good stems to reach the third level and harvest.
Begin production with overhead irrigation then switch to drip irrigation one week after transplant. Keep at field capacity according to weather conditions. Keep moisture but do not overwater. Allow to dry slightly between waterings.
Begin fertilization 2 weeks after planting.
Keep Nitrogen and Potassium at the recommended levels, and avoid high salt levels in the substrate.
Nitrogen: 120-150 ppm.
Potassium: 250-300 ppm.
Harvest when flower buds are just starting to open, when petals are beginning to get separated. For harvesting, stems are pulled off firmly from the base of the plant to stimulate stem regrowth.
Place stems immediately after harvesting in a STS solution for 2 hours. Continue with a bactericide solution for at least 12 hours before cooling. Use a floral preservative to increase vase life.
Pests & Diseases