Tb = Pot plants F = Frigo W = Waiting bed plants T = Tray plants
They have the shortest overall cultivating period. Because of their propagation method, the plants are grown on from pricked out plants that have no direct contact with the ground (the surest form of protection against soil-borne pathogens). The ideal planting time for pot-grown green plants is from the end of July to the middle of August, making pre-culture (ideal crop) a possibility. Because they have root balls, pot-grown green plants can be stored for a short time, allowing planting to be adjusted for suitable weather conditions. They have to be watered after planting. A culture tray holds 68 plants with a root ball measuring 4.5 cm in diameter, with a height of 5 cm.
Frigo plants are stored in a cold store. They are rooted out, sorted and chilled in the dormancy period from about the middle of November. Flower development is already established with heavy sorting. The plants are sorted according to rhizome strength (root crown diameter). The stronger the rhizome, the more flower heads can be expected in the year of planting. Planting can take place from April to June. If planting is delayed to July, some loss of yield must be expected. Pre-culture is limited because of the early planting period.
|Tray plants: |
|Waiting bed plants (15-18mm/ 18-22mm/ >22mm): |
A++ plants (mind. 15mm):
A+ plants (13-15mm):
A standard plants (9-13mm):
A- plants (8-10mm):
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