Jester™ Red and White – Tips and Basic Culture

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Product Description:

  • Colors available – Red, White
  • Unique, upright bracts
  • Dark green leaves
  • 7.5-8 week response time.  Flower initiation approximately September 15th for November 15th timing.
  • Compact to medium vigor
  • Upright branching

Key Selling Points:

  • Upright bracts give Jester a novelty appearance.
  • Uniform series for multi color pots.
  • Can be grown in a variety of container sizes from 4” to 10” containers and trees.
  • Can be grown successfully without PGR’s.
  • Great for high density production.
  • Can be grown cool. 

Tips for Success:

  • Natural compact habit reduces the need for PGR’s. Jester responds to DIF treatments for height control.
  • In larger container sizes consider adding 1 week to the production schedule to allow plants to size.
  • Cool finishing will enhance the upright position of the bracts.  When finished warmer the bracts will lay more flat.


Special Concerns:

  • Jester can 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
  • 10” Multi
  • Mini Tree
  • Tree
  • Hanging Basket
  • Single Stem or Non Pinched

Cultural Support:

Rebecca Siemonsma

Ecke Ranch Technical Support

(P) 760-944-4060

(F) 605-292-0238


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