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Mar 29, 2023  Week: 13

Grenade Orange Carthamus

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Scientific Name: Carthamus tinctorius

Common Name: Safflower

Propagation Method: Seed

Form Supplied As: Coated

Cultivation Type: High Tunnel, Field

Planting Density: 40 to 62 plants/sq. meter (4 to 6 plants/sq. foot).

Usage: Filler

Flower Color (primary): Orange/Peach/Apricot

Foliage Color: Dark Green

Features thornless leaves and round flower buds atop stems of uniform length. Best grown as a direct-sown crop, in field and high tunnel applications. Good for fresh and dried use; can also be used green when harvested young.

Stem Length: 81 - 102cm (32 - 40")

Harvest Recommendation: Harvest when flowers are starting to open for blooming use. Cut stems young/green for use as green filler.

Post-Harvest Recommendation: Hydration solution followed by holding solution. Short-term cold storage at 2-4°C (35-40°F) is tolerated. Not ethylene sensitive.

Vase Life Recommendation: 5-8 days