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Christmas Feelings™ Series

This top-selling series is great for mixes, due to its reliable uniformity across an impressive color range! Space-efficient, easy-to-grow Christmas Feelings saves time and money with low energy input and low PGR requirements. Plus, no late-season stretch ensures you can send better-looking plants to market. This series offers a strong habit for more saleable plants, excellent post-harvest characteristics and dependable timing to finish for peak shipping. Red, White and Pink are available as mini cuttings.

Plant Vigor: Low-Medium
Vigor
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Habit
Response Time in Weeks:
  8
Characteristics
Season:Mid Season
Foliage:dark green
Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 20-27
Response Time in weeks (first pollen):8
Vigor:medium-low
Habit:normal
Average Bract Size:large, pointed
Post Harvest:excellent
Finishing Recommendations
Energy Efficient:

Varieties are rated from most () to least () efficient. Contact us for guides.

Cool Finish (24 hrs avg.):63°F / 17°C

Indicates minimum temperature starting two weeks after the beginning of short days. Please note that a crop grown cooler requires more time to finish (4 to 7 days), and will have smaller bracts and darker color (for example, white may turn cream-yellow). Toward the end of the crop (two weeks prior to shipping), slowly lower the temperature for green-leafed varieties to 65°F (18°C) day/night and dark green-leafed varieties to 63°F (17°C) day/night.

Space Efficient:

Varieties are rated from most () to least () efficient. Contact us for guides.

Recommended spacing for 6":13"x13"
Containers
2.5" Mini
4 - 5"
6"
8"
10"
Tree/Pyramid
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GARY’S
NOTES
“Christmas Feelings has exceptional shelf life and can be kept in the greenhouse at cool temperatures for late-season sales.”

CULTURE THAT WORKS

propagation

• Plant from liner at 21 days
• Apply rooting hormone at the base of cutting
• Start feed program at day 7 to prevent yellowing
• May not require PGR application in propagation
• Will branch very early based on leaf maturity, not just pinch
• Lower leaves will break first, and if allowed to become dominant, can result in stem breakage late in the crop
• Plant into finished container when well-rooted

early finished growth

• Pinch early: at day 12-14 from a liner; at day 22-24 for direct-stick
• Plant produces a branch at every node
• Apply light PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm) using Cycocel spray at 500 ppm

growing on

• Grows steadily once the branches develop and exhibits consistent moderate growth throughout the crop until color begins
• Northern Climate: Apply Cycocel spray at 500 ppm
• Southern Climate: Can use Cycocel spray up to 1,000 ppm;
B-Nine/Cycocel tank mixes should not be used
• Micro Bonzi drenches can begin in early October, but use caution, as plants are very responsive to PGR, especially Bonzi

late growing stages

• Requires continuous feed until finish
• Reduce feed levels if media EC increases too rapidly
• High EC at finish can result in root damage, reduced shelf life and possible Pythium

  • Christmas Feelings™ Merlot
  • Christmas Feelings™ Merlot
Christmas Feelings™ Merlot
'NPCW09170'
(Flowering Only License)