Freedom™ Early Family – Tips and Basic Culture

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Freedom™ Early Family – Tips and Basic Culture


Product Description:

  • Colors available – Red, Pink, White, and Marble
  • Dark green leaves
  • 7.5 week response time. Flower initiation approximately September 10th for November 10th timing. 
  • Medium vigor
Key Selling Points:
  • Adaptable to a wide range of container sizes.
  • Proven performance in energy efficient poinsettia programs.
  • Family is uniform in size, habit, and timing.  Suitable for multi-color combination pots.
  • Perfect timing for early season sales.

Tips for Success:

  • The Florel® “sandwich” technique will enhance uniformity of branch position.  Apply 250-500 ppm 5 days before and 5 days after pinch.
  • A soft pinch and leaf removal at pinch is beneficial and will maximize light penetration to the new shoots and stem.
  • Susceptible to late season stretch but responds well to negative DIF treatments and standard growth regulating applications.

Special Concerns:

  • Freedom Early is sensitive to drying or rapid changes in light and temperature conditions, which may result in minor leaf curl, leaf burn and/or lower branch wilting.
  • Maintain even soil moisture levels and avoid high soluble salts.
  • Bracts are susceptible to sunburn if exposed to high light intensities at finish. Provide shade to prevent damage to mature bracts.
  • Exotherm Termil® may bleach the color on expanded bracts. Discontinue use of this product during bract formation.

Suggested Product Forms:

  • 2.5” Mini
  • 4” Pixie Pinched
  • 5-5.5”
  • 6-6.5” Pinched
  • 8” Multi Pinched
  • 10” Multi Pinched
  • Hanging Baskets

Cultural Support:

Rebecca Siemonsma

Ecke Ranch Technical Support

(P) 760-944-4060

(F) 605-292-0238

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