Classic™ Family – Tips and Basic Culture

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  • Colors available – Red, White, Pink, and Marble
  • Dark green leaves
  • 8.5-9 week response time.  Flower initiation approximately September 25th for December 5th timing.
  • Vigorous habit
  • Upright branching

Key Selling Points:

  • Great choice for larger product forms because of good natural vigor. 
  • Excellent choice for trees and single stem production.
  • Vigorous yet responsive to growth regulators, also suitable for production in smaller product forms. 
  • Easy to grow and adaptable to a wide range of conditions. 
  • Uniform timing and habit of colors makes Classic a good choice for multi color combination product forms.
  • Large bract with a horizontal position gives Classic a “traditional” poinsettia look. 
  • Perfect timing for mid-late season sales.
  • Excellent post production qualities and superior cyathia retention. 

Tips for Success:

  • Classic is a vigorous cultivar.  To reduce the need for growth regulators consider planting Classic one week later than Prestige.
  • If lower lateral shoot buds are present prior to pinch a growth regulator application prior to pinching will help keep growth even after pinch and reduce the incidence of dominant shoots.
  • Leaf removal at pinch is beneficial and will maximize light penetration to the stem which encourages upright branching.

Special Concerns:

  • Not recommended for cold growing.
  • Not recommended for high density production.

Suggested Product Forms:

  • 2.5” Mini
  • 4” Pixie Pinched
  • 5-5”
  • 6-6.5” Pinched
  • 8” Multi Pinched
  • 10” Multi
  • Mini Tree
  • Tree
  • Hanging Basket
  • Single Stem or Non- Pinch
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