colorsave® is a fruit colouring biostimulant based on plant naturally occurring substances that take action in different physiological processes as fruit ripening.
It stimulates natural development of colour without producing softening nor early fruit senescence.
It is a liquid emulsifiable formulation prepared to be used with conventional spraying devices, from the beginning of the colour change of the fruit until shortly before harvest, allowing to reduce the number of harvest.
colorsave® takes action in the colouring processes:
- Increasing the endogenous levels of oxilipins and stimulating natural production of ethylene.
- Activating the enzymes related with anthocyanin and carotenoid synthesis.
Further more, colorsave® application in the fruit ripening phase causes an increase of the cell wall lignine, as well as an increase of antioxidants and flavonoids, and volatile compounds responsible for the fruit aroma, which justifies a fruit quality improvement.
colorsave®, as a fruit colouring promoter, is an alternative to other plant growth regulators, as it does not create metabolic problems in plants, as foliar deformity or early senescence, nor creates an significant advance in the ripening cycle, which could generate problems as softening, etc., and, finally a loss in quality.
colorsave® contains the same natural substances that fruit produce for the colour development , which results in a uniform and natural colouring, without affecting negatively in fruit quality.
Better scheduling and harvest estimation
colorsave® main goal is to create a uniformity in colour development and to match physiological ripening with the maximum of coloured surface.
Dosage and application time of Colorsave
Dosage and application time in apple (Royal Gala, Fuji and Pink Lady)
Apply two times by foliar application with 3 litres per 1000 litres of water, being:
- First application, 20-25 days before harvesting
- Second application, 12-10 days before harvesting
Efficacy trial in table grape Crimson Seedless
Crop: Table grape
Colorsave® dose: 3 ml/l
Type of application: foliar
Number of applications: 3
Frequency: every 7 days
Chemical treatment: ethylene
Water per treatment: 1000 l/ha
A. 1st application (27/07/2016): 10% of change of colour (colour break)
B. 2nd application (03/08/2016)
C. 3rd application (10/08/2016)
Results 7 days after the 3rd application
Evolution of bunches with >80% of colour
Dose and time of application in apple (Royal Gala, Fuji and Pink Lady)
Perform two foliar applications at a rate of 3 liters per 1000 liters of water, being:
- the first application 20-25 days before harvest
- the second application 12-10 days before harvest
Dosage and application time in tomato of industry
Apply every 7 days with 3 litres per 1000 litres of water, starting the treatments at the beginning of the color break until harvest.