Chianti™- Tips and Basic Culture

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Chianti™- Tips and Basic Culture


Product Description:

  • Dark red bracts and dark green leaves
  • Beautiful orange cyathia
  • 9 week response time.  Flower initiation approximately September 25th for December 5th timing
  • Compact plant habit
  • Upright branching.

Key Selling Points:

  • Dark red poinsettia with serrated bracts and leaves.
  • Superior post production characteristics.
  • Can be grown without the use of PGR’s.
  • Suitable for high density production. 

Tips for Success:

  • Chianti should not be grown cold.  Excessive delay and a noticeable reduction in bract size may occur.  For best quality plants grow and finish Chianti under traditional temperatures.
  • Bract color and expansion is later on this cultivar than other poinsettias; do not cool the greenhouse or shade until full maturity is reached.  For best results grow Chianti in a greenhouse that is warm and bright through finishing. 
  • Growth regulating will likely not be necessary.
  • In larger container sizes consider adding 1 to 2 weeks to the production schedule. 



Special Concerns:

  • Chianti should not be grown cool.

Suggested Product Forms:

  • 2.5” Mini
  • 2.5-3” Mini Pinched
  • 4” Pixie Pinched
  • 5-5”
  • 6-6.5” Pinched
  • 8” Multi Pinched
  • Mini Tree
  • Hanging Basket

Cultural Support:

Rebecca Siemonsma

Ecke Ranch Technical Support

(P) 760-944-4060

(F) 605-292-0238

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