POINSETTIA

Christmas Joy™ Series

This series is ready a week before Thanksgiving and will color up right on time for Black Friday – hitting the early market without needing black cloth. Medium-vigor, even-branching Christmas Joy makes it to retail intact and offers less shrinkage. Plus, this series is great for mixes, providing uniformity at every stage, across all colors. Grow this one cool to save energy and money.

Plant Vigor: Medium
Vigor
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Habit
Response Time in Weeks:
  7.5
Characteristics
Season:Early Season
Foliage:dark green
Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 15-22
Response Time in weeks (first pollen):7.5
Vigor:medium
Habit:normal
Average Bract Size:large, pointed
Post Harvest:very good
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 Joy varieties grow steadily once the branches develop, with stronger growth through mid-October. Then they slow down significantly as they get closer to finishing.”

CULTURE THAT WORKS

propagation

• Plant from liner at 22-24 days
• Apply rooting hormone at the base of cutting
• Start feed program at day 7 to prevent yellowing
• Apply 500 ppm Cycocel spray at day 18-20
• Plant into finished container when well-rooted
 

early finished growth

• Pinch early: at day 14-16 from a liner; at day 24-26 for direct-stick
• Apply light PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm) using Cycocel spray at 500 ppm
• Prevention strategies for Pythium and Rhizoctonia are recommended shortly after planting into finished containers

growing on

• Grows steadily once the branches develop and exhibits strong growth through mid-October, then slows down significantly as it approaches finish
• Northern Climate: Apply Cycocel spray at 500-750 ppm
• Southern Climate: Can use Cycocel spray up to 1,000 ppm
Use 1-2 applications of B-Nine (1,000 ppm)/Cycocel (500 ppm) before September 20
• Apply later Cycocel sprays at 500-750 ppm, ending by October 10
• Micro Bonzi drenches can begin in early October, but should be stopped by October 15

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
• Can be held cool, but pay attention to the humidity and avoid dew point to prevent Botrytis
• To hold Joy varieties, it is important to cool down temperatures to avoid color fade in the red

  • Christmas Joy™ Red
  • Christmas Joy™ Red
Christmas Joy™ Red
'NPCW12197'
PP24,539
(Flowering Only License)