Breeder:Paul Ecke Ranch
Summary:This is a compact variety with medium to large transition bracts and a distinctive bright red color. It is among the first varieties to show color and plants were well colored by early November. While actual flowering dates were later, mid-November in North Carolina, plants could be marketed earlier. It produces medium sized true bracts that are held flat. In Florida trials, there have been some issues with bract injury when mature plants are held in a warm greenhouse, so Premier Red will likely work best in cooler production areas. Plants would be best grown in small size pots and in large pots, if provided with one or two weeks of additional long days after pinching.
|Trial Year||Bract Color||Cultivar
|2015||Oct. 6, 2015||Nov. 17, 2015||14.5||11.0|
|2014||Oct. 4, 2014||Nov. 10, 2014||14.0||12.5|
|2013||Oct. 5, 2013||Nov. 19, 2013||14.0||10.5|
|2012||Oct. 10, 2012||Nov. 26, 2012||11.0||8.0|
|2011||Oct. 8, 2011||Nov. 18, 2011||12.0||9.0|