Matricaria recutita L.

This plant requires a lot of sunlight, especially for flowering and essential oil production. It is recommended to fertilize organically. The harvest is done at the time of maximum flowering at noon; 4-5 cuts can be made every 10-15 days. The heads are very delicate; they are dried in thin layers in the shade or in an air stream at 30-40 ° C. In Chile, the export of this resource ranks second after oregano, with a maximum of 212 tons in 2001, according to ProChile’s background