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Title: Novelty poinsettia production
Series Title: Bradenton GCREC research report
Physical Description: 8 p. : ; 28 cm
Language: English
Creator: Wilfret, Gary J
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (Bradenton, Fla.)
Publisher: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
Place of Publication: Bradenton FL
Publication Date: 1996
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Subject: Poinsettias -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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HISTORIC NOTE


The publications in this collection do
not reflect current scientific knowledge
or recommendations. These texts
represent the historic publishing
record of the Institute for Food and
Agricultural Sciences and should be
used only to trace the historic work of
the Institute and its staff. Current IFAS
research may be found on the
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9 -3 UNIVERSITY OF
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Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
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Bradenton GCREC Research Report BRA19963


NOVELTY POINSETTIA PRODUCTION


Gary J. Wilfret


Marston Science
Library
JUN 19 1996
University Df Florida


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GCREC Research Report BRA1996-3


NOVELTY POINSETTIA PRODUCTION

G. J. Wilfret'
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
University of Florida, IFAS
5007 60th Street East
Bradenton, FL 34203


Most production of poinsettia plants for the Christmas holidays consists of a single pinched
plant grown in a 6 or 6.5 inch container with 5 to 8 inflorescences. Specialty growers also
plant three cuttings per 6 or 6.5 inch pot and grow them unpinched, which makes a larger
inflorescence and floral display. Unfortunately, an abundance of the plants grown in 6 or 6.5
inch pots has saturated some local markets, forcing growers to seek novel ways to grow
poinsettias to increase their sales. Some of these "novelty items" are hanging baskets, hanging
gardens, 4 to 4.5 inch pots, mini-trees and standard trees.

Growing poinsettias as trees was made possible with the introduction of Gutbier's 'V- 14 Glory'
in 1980 and Gross's 'Supjibi' in 1985. These cultivars were adapted to tree culture because
of their strong lateral branches, large bracts, and earliness to flower. Research at the Gulf
Coast Research and Education Center at Bradenton (Univ. of Fla.) has modified the tree
production methods of Paul Ecke Poinsettia (CA) and developed a technique to produce
poinsettia trees of various sizes in Florida. Research has also shown how to produce quality
novel plants in other size containers. Listed below are guidelines for production of these
novelty poinsettia plants.


'Professor and Geneticist.


February











Table I. Tall Poinsettia Trees.


A. Cultivars:


B. Cuttings:



C. Lateral Removal:



D. Transplanting:


E. Lateral Removal:

F. First Pinch:

G. Second Pinch:


H. Growth Retardant:






I. Leaf Removal:


Market:


K. Finished Height
(including pot):


* Gutbier V-14 Glory (and color mutants)
* Gross Supjibi

* Stick unrooted cutting in 4 inch pot April 15 (in
mist house)
* Plant Oasis@ cutting May I

* Space on 6 inch centers
* Remove any lower laterals that develop prior to
transplanting.

* To 10 inch pots on June 20 and space on 20 inch
centers.

* June 20 to August 10

* August 20 @ 24" and leave top 8 laterals.

* September 10 and leave 2 nodes per laterals.
* Space on 30 inch centers.

* Applied approximately October 2
*A-Rest Drench @ 2 mg ai/pot
*Bonzi Drench @ 2 mg al/pot
*Sumagic Drench @ 0.5 mg ai/pot
*Cycocel @ 2000 ppm + B-nine @ 1000 ppm spray
(2 qts/ 100 ft2)

* Remove old basal leaves November 15

* Starting December 5-10


* 42-44 inches










Table 2. Intermediate Poinsettia Trees.


A. Cultivars:


B. Cuttings:


C. Lateral Removal:



D. Transplanting:


E. Lateral Removal:

F. First Pinch:

G. Second Pinch:


H. Growth Retardant:






I. Leaf Removal:

J. Market:

K. Finished Height
(including pot):


* Gutbier V-14 Glory (and color mutants)
* Gross Supjibi

* Stick unrooted cutting in 4 inch pot April 25 (in mist house)
* Plant Oasis cutting May 15

* Space plants on 6 inch centers
* Remove any lower laterals that develop prior to
transplanting.

* To 8 inch pots on June 20 and space on 20 inch
centers.

* June 20 to August 10

* August 20 @ 20 inches and leave top 8 laterals.

* September 10 and leave 3 nodes per lateral.
* Space on 24 inch centers.

* Applied approximately October 2
A-Rest Drench @ 2 mg ai/pot
Bonzi Drench @ 2 mg al/pot
Sumagic Drench @ 0.5 mg ai/pot
Cycocel @ 2000 ppm + B-Nine @ 1000 ppm spray
(2 qts/100 ft)

* Remove old basal leaves November 15

* Starting December 2-5


* 36-38 inches










Table 3. Mini Poinsettia Trees.


A. Cultivars:



B. Cuttings:



C. Lateral Removal:


D. Pinch:


E. Growth Retardant:





F. Market:

G. Finished Height
(including pot):


* Gutbier V-14 Glory (and color mutants)
* Gross Supjibi
* Eckespoint Freedom (and color mutants)

* Stick unrooted cutting in 6 inch pot July 25
(in mist house)
* Plant Oasis cutting August 10

* Space plants on 9 inch centers
* Remove lower laterals prior to pinching.

* September 15 @ 10 inches and leave 5 laterals.
* Space on 15 inch centers

* Applied approximately October I
Bonzi spray @ 60 ppm (2 qts/100 gals)
Sumagic spray @ 10 ppm (2 qts/100 gals)
Cycocel @ 2000 ppm + B-Nine @ 1000 ppm
(2 qts/100 gals)

* November 28 December 2


* 22-24 inches











Table 4. Poinsettias in a Belden Hanging Garden (10" Basket).


A. Cultivars:


* Gutbier V-14 Glory
* Eckespoint Freedom
* Gross Supjibi
* Eckespoint Monet


* Beckmann's Maren
* PLA Nobelstar
* Jacobson's Peterstar


B. Cuttings:




C. Pinch:

D. Growth Retardant:





E. Market:

F. Size:


* Plant Oasis cutting September 5
* Six cuttings on side
* Three cuttings on top
* Space on 26 inch centers

* September 20 (to 6 nodes)

* Applied approximately October 10 (2 qts/100 gal)
Sumagic @ 10 ppm spray
Bonzi @ 60 ppm spray
Cycocel @ 2000 ppm + B-Nine @ 1000 ppm spray
A-Rest @ 0.5 mg ai/basket drench

* November 25 December 5

* Height 18-20" tall
* Diameter 24-26" wide











Table 5. Poinsettias in Hanging Baskets and Color Bowls.


A. Cultivars:


* Gutbier V-14 Glory
* Eckespoint Freedom
* Gross Supjibi
* Eckespoint Monet


* Beckmann's Maren
* PLA Nobelstar
* Jacobson's Peterstar


B. Cuttings:





C. Pinch:

D. Growth Retardant:





E. Market:

F. Size:


* Plant Oasis cutting September 5
* Three cuttings per 10" basket
* Five cuttings per 16" color bowl
* Space 10" basket on 20 inch centers
* Space 16" color bowl on 26 inch centers

* September 20 (to 6 nodes)

* Applied approximately October 10
Sumagic @ 10 ppm spray, 0.25 mg ai drench
Bonzi @ 60 ppm spray, 0.5 mg ai drench
Cycocel @ 2000 ppm + B-Nine @ 1000 ppm spray
A-Rest @ 0.75 mg ai drench

* November 25 December 5

* Height: 18-20" tall
* Diameter. 18-24" wide











Table 6. Poinsettias in a 4" Pot.


A. Cultivars:




B. Cuttings:




C. Pinch:


D. Growth Retardant





E. Market:

F. Finished Height:


* Eckespoint Freedom
* Gutbier V-14 Glory
* Gross Supjibi
* Gutbier V-10 Amy

* Stick unrooted cutting in 4" pot August 25
(mist house with long day lighting)
* Plant Oasis cutting September 15 (long day lighting)
* Space on 9 inch centers

* October I (to 5 nodes)
* Initiate short days

* Applied approximately October 20 (2 qts/100 gal)
Sumagic @ 5 ppm spray
Bonzi @ 30 ppm spray
Cycocel @ 2000 ppm + B-Nine @ 1000 ppm spray
A-Rest @ 0.125 mg ai/pot drench

* November 25 December 5


* 10-12" tall










Table 7. Poinsettias Grown Single Stem in 6" pot.


A. Cultivars:


* Eckespoint Freedom
* Gross Supjibi
* Jacobson's Peterstar
* Beckman's Maren
* PLA Nobelstar


* Gutbier V-14 Glory
* Pelfi Sonora
* Eckespoint Success
* Oglevee Nutcracker Red


B. Cuttings:


C. Growth Retardant:






D. Market:

E. Finished Height:


* Stick three unrooted cuttings in 6" pot August 25
* Plant three Oasis@ cuttings September 15

* Applied approximately October 10
A-Rest drench @ 0.375 mg ai/pot
Bonzi drench @ 0.25 mg ai/pot
Bonzi spray @ 60 ppm
Sumagic drench @ 0.125 mg ai/pot
Sumagic spray @ 10 ppm

* November 25 December 5


* 18-22" tall


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The Gulf Coast Research and Education Center


The Gulf Coast Research and Education Center is
a unit of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences, University of Florida. The Research Center
originated in the fall of 1925. as the Tomato
Disease Laboratory with the primary objective of
developing control procedures for an epidemic out-
break of nailhead spot of tomato. Research was ex-
panded in subsequent years to include study of sev-
eral other tomato diseases.

In 1937, new research facilities were established
in the town of Manatee, and the Center scope was
enlarged to include horticultural, entomological, and
soil science studies of several vegetable crops. The
ornamental program was a natural addition to the
Center's responsibilities because of the emerging in-
dustry in the area in the early 1940's.

The Center's current location was established in
1965 where a comprehensive research and extension
program on vegetable cropsand ornamental plants is
conducted. Three state extension specialists posi-
tions, 16 state research scientists, and two grant
supported scientists from various disciplines of
training participate in all phases of vegetable and
ornamental horticultural programs. This interdisci-
plinary team approach, combining several research
disciplines and a wide range of industry and faculty
contacts, often is more productive than could be ac-
complished with limited investments in independent
programs.


The Center's primary mission is to develop new
and expand existing knowledge and technology, and
to disseminate new scientific knowledge in Florida, so
that agriculture remains efficient and economically
sound.

The secondary mission of the Center is to assist
the Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS campus
departments, in which Center faculty hold appropri-
ate liaison appointments, and other research centers
in extension, educational training, and cooperative
research programs for the benefit of Florida's pro-
ducers, students, and citizens.

Program areas of emphasis include: (1) genetics,
breeding, and variety development and evaluation;
(2) biological, chemical, and mechanical pest manage-
ment in entomology, plant pathology, nematology,
bacteriology, virology, and weed science; (3) produc-
tion efficiency, culture, management, and counteract-
ing environmental stress; (4) water management and
natural resource protection; (5) post-harvest physiol-
ogy, harvesting, handling and food quality of horti-
cultural crops; (6) technical support and assistance to
the Florida Cooperative Extension Service; and (7)
advancement offundamental knowledge ofdisciplines
represented by faculty and (8) directing graduate
student training and teaching special undergraduate
classes.


Location of
GCREC Bradenton


IFAS IS:
Q The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences,
University of Florida.
Q A statewide organization dedicated to teaching,
research and extension.
Q Faculty located in Gainesville and at 13 research
and education centers, 67 county extension
offices and four demonstration units throughout
the state.
Q A partnership in food and agriculture, and natural
and renewable resource research and education,
funded by state, federal and local government,
and by gifts and grants from individuals, founda-
tions, government and industry.
Q An organization whose mission is:
Educating students in the food, agricultural,
and related sciences and natural resources.
Strengthening Florida's diverse food and
agricultural industry and its environment
through research.
Enhancing for all Floridians, the application
of research and knowledge to improve the
quality of life statewide through IFAS exten-
sion programs.


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