- Earliest series in the industry — 7 days earlier than competition!
- Most uniform flowering series for timing and habit
- Outstanding germination and seed quality
- Crop Time
- Spring: 11 - 13 weeks
- 11 ″ / 28 cm
- Sun - Partial shade
- Seed Form
- Pelleted Seed
- Best Uses
- Bedding, Hanging basket
Pots, Hanging Baskets, Mixed Containers and Landscape
1 pellet per plug
Sowing media: pH 5.5-5.8; keeping the pH below 6.0 will help to keep boron and iron available; EC 1.0 < or 0.75-1.0
Growing on: pH 5.5-5.8; EC 1.5-2.0
Plug Culture: 22-24 ˚C until radicle emergence and then reduce to 20-21 ˚C. The temperature can be lowered on approximately day 5. Once cotyledons have expanded lower the temperature further to 18-20 ˚C.
Growing on: Maintain temperatures > 13 °C nights for the first 6 weeks to initiate flower bud development; night temperatures can be lowered further to 10 °C to encourage basal branching and compactness; however – lower temperatures may also substantially decrease the number of flowers initiated; growing at cooler temperatures will produce a higher quality plant. An ADT (average daily temperature) of 19 ˚C will give the fastest finished crop.
Plug culture: Maintain an EC < 1.0
Growing on: Fertilization: Feed at 100-200 ppm nitrogen. Under high light conditions, apply an ammonium-based feed (17-5-17).To prevent stretching under low light conditions apply a calcium-based feed (14-4-14). Under high light and long days an ammonium-based feed (20-10-20) is preferred.
Stage I Starts with the radicle breaking through the testa. The roots are touching the medium. Ends with fully developed cotyledons.
Stage II Starts from fully developed cotyledons. Ends with the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair.
Stage III Starts from the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair and ends with 80% of the young plants being marketable.
Stage IV All young plants are ready for sale and in the process of being hardened off. This stage lasts about 7 days.
The cultural recommendations are based on results from trials conducted under Central European conditions. Different conditions in other parts of the world may lead to deviations in results achieved.