Max™ Red – Tips and Basic Culture

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Product Description:
  • Beautiful, deep red bracts
  • Dark green leaves
  • 8.5-9 week response time. Flower initiation approximately September 25th for December 5th timing
  • Compact vigor
Key Selling Points:
  • Beautiful, deep, true red bracts.
  • Adaptable to a wide range of container sizes.
  • Perfect timing for mid season sales.
  • Natural compact habit makes Max Red ideal for small product forms.
  • Not susceptible to late season stretch.
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.
  • Avoid stressful environmental conditions during establishing and at pinch timing for optimal branching.
  • A soft pinch and leaf removal at pinch is beneficial and will maximize light penetration to the new shoots and stem.
  • Consider adding extra production time in larger product forms to allow plants to achieve desired final finished height.
Special Concerns:
  • Max Red 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.
  • Max Red is not suitable for energy efficient production.
Suggested Product Forms:
  • 2.5” Mini
  • 2.5-3” Mini Pinched4” Pixie Pinched
  • 5-5.5”
  • 6-6.5” Pinched
  • 8” Multi Pinched
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Single Stem or Non-Pinch
    Rebecca Siemonsma
    Ecke Ranch Technical Support
    (P) 760-944-4060
    (F) 605-292-0238
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