TAGETES erecta VANILLA IMPROVED F1 (detailed)

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TAGETES erecta VANILLA IMPROVED F1 (detailed)

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Fully double heads have tight centres that shed water and avoid turning brown longer. Each double, creamy white bloom is 2.5 to 3 in./6 to 7 cm across and sits atop darker green foliage. Plants flower to match Marvel series timing – grow both to offer a full colour range and send all to market in just 11 weeks. Well-suited to 4.5-in./ 11-cm programs for use in beds/borders and large mixed containers. Supplied as de-tailed seed and coated seed.
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African Marigold Vanilla (Tagetes erecta)


Germination

Use a well-drained, disease-free, soilless medium with a pH of 6.2 to 6.5 and a medium initial nutrient charge (EC) of 0.75 mmhos/cm (1:2 extraction). Cover the seed with coarse vermiculite. Allow 3 to 4 days for germination.
Plug Production

Plug Tray Size

Can be best produced in a 288, 200 or a similar cell size plug tray.

Media

Use a well-drained, disease-free, soilless medium with a pH of 6.2 to 6.5 and a medium initial nutrient charge (EC) of 0.75 mmhos/cm (1:2 extraction).

Sowing

Cover the seed with coarse vermiculite. Allow 3 to 4 days for germination.

Temperature

Germination: 70 to 72°F (21 to 22°C) Cotyledon stage: 65 to 72°F (18 to 22°C) True leaves: 65 to 70°F (18 to 21°C)
Hold plugs: 65 to 68°F (18 to 20°C)

Light

Stage 1: Light is not required for germination

After germination: 1,000 to 2,500 f.c. (10,600 to
26,500 Lux)

Seedling maturity: Up to 3,000 f.c. (31,800 Lux)

Humidity

Maintain 95% relative humidity (RH) until cotyledons emerge.

Soil Moisture

Keep soil moisture high until radicle emergence, then reduce moisture levels after the radicle penetrates the medium. Do not allow seedlings to wilt.
Fertilizer

Stages 2 & 3: Apply 50 to 75 ppm N, maintaining an
EC of 1.0

Stage 4: Apply 100 to 150 ppm N, maintaining an EC
of 1.0 to 1.5. Maintain pH in the range of 6.0 to 6.5.

Growth Regulators PGRs are not required. Growing On to Finish

Container Size

Can be produced in 4.5-in. (11-cm) or similar size containers.

Media

Use a well-drained, disease-free, soilless medium with a pH of 6.2 to 6.5 and a medium initial nutrient charge.

Temperature

Nights: 60 to 62°F (15 to 17°C) Days: 65 to 75°F (18 to 24°C) Light
Keep light levels from moderate to high.

Irrigation

Maintain even moisture. Do not allow plants to wilt.

Fertilizer

Feed plants weekly with 150 to 200 ppm N with a complete fertilizer. Maintain the media EC at 1.5 to 2.0 mmhos/cm and pH at 6.2 to 6.8.

Growth Regulators PGRs are not required. Common Problems
Diseases: Damping off in the seedling stage
Insects: Aphids, mites, whitefly

“Information copied from the breeder.
Muller will not accept any liability for failure and/or damage as a consequence of incorrect and/or inexpert cultivation by or on behalf of the Buyer.”