FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
Robust annual that is popular for its cup-shaped calyx that gives rise to its name. Flowers are white, very diminutive and in the center of the calyx. They are not relevant to the product. Foliage is removed during harvest to expose the decorative calyces that are evenly distributed along the stem. Check for crushing of the calyces as well as for mushy stems. Bells are somewhat geotropic, which is why they frequently arrive with curved tips, but will slowly straighten out in water. Alternatively, if straight stems are desired then leave in box and flip it upside down in the cooler for 12-24 hours. Remove lower plant material, cut and place into a low sugar holding solution. Hold in coolers.