Often, growers lose control of product quality once it leaves the greenhouse. However, by applying Chrysal Alesco®, you have added assurance that plants will look just as stunning on the shelf as they did when they left your hands.
Press release Source: Chrysal Press Release
Miami, 04 12 2023
Chrysal and Syngenta Flowers Renew Alesco Partnership
Ethylene damage is one of the biggest problems contributing to shrinkage at retail stores. In 2018 Chrysal and Syngenta Flowers joined forces to bring a solution to the market, Chrysal Alesco®. Today, Chrysal and Syngenta Flowers renew their partnership to continue offering this cost-effective post-harvest treatment to growers.
All ethylene-sensitive plants have ethylene receptors. When ethylene is nearby, it binds with the receptor and triggers the process of senescence, which causes symptoms like petal shatter, flower wilt, bud abortion, yellowing, etc. The active ingredient in Chrysal Alesco® works by binding with the receptor instead of ethylene and blocking those negative symptoms from happening.
A simple spray of Chrysal Alesco® a few days before shipping extends flower longevity and increases shelf life by up to 3 weeks, depending on the variety and environmental conditions. It is highly cost-effective; one small 200-ml bottle can treat 1 acre of crop for less than 1 cent per pot.
“Through extensive trialing, we have proven just how effective Chrysal Alesco® is in protecting many of our industry’s most important crops from the damaging effects of ethylene during transport. This includes geraniums from petal shatter and bud abortion and petunias from flower meltdown. Chrysal Alesco® is essential for making sure there is strong sell-through at retail and the best possible customer experience to keep them coming back for more,” explains Alicain Carlson, Head of Technical Services for Syngenta Flowers.
Often, growers lose control of product quality once it leaves the greenhouse. However, by applying Chrysal Alesco®, you have added assurance that plants will look just as stunning on the shelf as they did when they left your hands. More blooms lead to more sales, and Chrysal Alesco® offers just that.
Chrysal Alesco® is highly effective on several ethylene-sensitive crops such as Calathea, Campanula, Dahlia, Dianthus, Hibiscus, New Guinea Impatiens, Lobelia, Pansy, Geranium, Petunia, Rose, Schlumbergera, Rhipsalidopsia, Viola, and Zygocactus.
Examples of series that will have increased shelf-life from Chrysal Alesco® include Delta Pro Pansies, Clockwise Campanula, Penny Violas, Dekko Petunias, Pinto Premium Geraniums, Techno Lobelia, Honeymoon Hibiscus, Barbarini Dianthus, Spectra Interspecific New Guinea Impatiens, and Sincerity Dahlias. For a complete crop list please reference this tech sheet.
For more information about Chrysal Alesco®, please contact:
National Sales Manager
Tel: 800-247-9725 ext. 1200
Chrysal Alesco® is currently available through the following brokers:
Address:14500 Kinsman Rd. P.O. Box 479 Burton, OH 44021 United States
Phone: +1 (800) 883-0234
Express Seed Company
Address: 51051 U.S. Highway 20 Oberlin, OH 44074 United States
Phone: +1 (800) 221-3838
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies, Inc.
Address: 1619 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876 United States
Phone: +1 (800) 888-0054
Fax: (978) 851-0012
Heritage Landscape Supply Group
Address: 7440 State Highway 121, McKinney, TX 75070-2196 United States
Phone: +1 (214) 491-4149
Fax: +1 (214) 491-4156
Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc.
Palmetto, Florida Location
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 218 Palmetto, FL 34220 United States
Physical Address: 7400 Bayshore Road Rubonia, FL 34221 United States
Phone: +1 (941) 722-3285
Fax: +1 (941) 723-2974
Boone, North Carolina Location
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 85 Boone, NC 28607 United States
Physical Address: 395 Brookhollow Road Boone, NC 28607 United States
Phone: +1 (828) 264-8843
Fax: +1 (828) 264-5236
Hendersonville, North Carolina Location
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 429 Hendersonville, NC 28793 United States
Physical Address: 511 Maple Street Hendersonville, NC 28792-3752 United States
Phone: +1 (828) 692-2233
Fax: +1 (828) 693-7554