Sitofex® stimulates cell division and cell elongation in the berry tissue and favorably affects the growth of the whole bunch. Consequently the obtained yield is higher.
Berry weight, as well as the polar and equatorial diameter is increased, however it is important to note that the original characteristics of the variety remain unchanged, e.g. bunch and berry shape, sugar content, acidity, pH and color.
Sitofex® also increases the cell wall thickness. As a consequence, the berry texture and consequently the shelf life are also improved.
Thinning is recommended in order to avoid too compact bunches due to bigger berries. Do not apply Sitofex® before end of natural thinning.
The optimal Sitofex® rate and application time depends on the variety and other factors that may change depending on the local conditions. Please follow the instructions for use on the label and contact your local distributor to find the best application rate in your area.
Please also consider that on some varieties high Sitofex® rates may occasionally cause delays in ripening and fruit coloration.