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Christmas Wish™ Series

Right in line with Christmas Cheer, Christmas Wish Red features a slightly brighter red color that won’t fade in the heat of the South. The series features long-lasting cyathia for extended life on the bench and on the shelf. Its break-resistant, V-shaped habit means it ships and shows strong, and a high-quality root system offers higher yield and lower shrink.
Bright red color won’t fade in the heat of the South.

Plant Vigor: Medium
V-Shaped Habit: Normal
Response Time in Weeks:
  • Season:Mid Season
  • Foliage:dark green
  • Natural Flower (first pollen):Nov. 20-27
  • Response Time in weeks (first pollen):8
  • Vigor:medium
  • Habit:normal
  • Average Bract Size:large, pointed
  • Post Harvest:very good
  • 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"
  • 2.5" Mini
  • 4 - 5"
  • 6"
  • 8"
  • 10"
  • Tree/Pyramid
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“Christmas Wish is slower out of the pinch than many other Selecta varieties, so be patient.”



  • Roots well; plant from a liner at 24 days.
  • Apply rooting hormone at the base of cutting.
  • Start feed program at day 7.
  • Feed aggressively; failure to feed early enough will result in yellowing and hardening.

early finished growth

  • Pinch early: at day 14-18 from a liner; at day 28 for direct stick.
  • Breaks begin to grow 5-7 days after pinch.
  • In low-humidity climates, Florel applications before and/or after pinch may help hasten branching.

growing on

  • Grows steadily once the branches develop and exhibits consistent slow growth throughout the crop until color begins.
  • Apply light PGR when branches are 1-1.5 in. (2.5-4 cm) using Cycocel spray at 500-750 ppm.
  • Apply more aggressive PGR when branches are 2 in. (5 cm).
  • Southern Climate: Use 1-2 applications of B-Nine (1,000 ppm)/Cycocel (500 ppm) before September 20.
  • Apply later Cycocel sprays at 500-750 ppm, with last applications by October 10.
  • Micro Bonzi drenches can begin in early October.

late growing stages

  • Requires continuous feed until finish.
  • Reduce feed levels if media EC increases too rapidly.
  • This variety requires that the finished pH be maintained below 6.6 to prevent magnesium deficiency. This shows up in the form of interveinal chlorosis near the outer part of the leaves about 3/4 of the way up the plant, usually in late October. If this occurs foliar applications of chelated magnesium can be applied.

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Christmas Wish™ Red
(Flowering Only License)