- Early start
- Good fl avour and production
- Firm, glossy fruit
- Good shelf life
- Continuous production
Compared to other day neutral varieties, Florentina’s generative growth is more pronounced which enables to quickly produce new fl owers. This requires good growing conditions in terms of soil and air temperature. The structure of the soil must be ideal and well drained. In an open fi eld, Florentina fl ourishes best on raised beds.
The plant type and the time of planting have a great influence on the harvesting time. Autumn plantings with plugs/ fresh rooted tips lead to a harvest peak in spring. Frigo plants (planted in March/April) have a later harvesting peak in July/ August. Early plantings are recommended.
Ground temperature must be at least 7 to 8° degrees. Whereas air temperature ought to be 10-12°C minimum, otherwise plants would have to be covered by fleece (18-23 gr/m2). A well rooted plant is essential to withstand hot weather conditions. Florentina is not considered very demanding in terms of fertilization.