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Nemesia – Juicy Fruits® Kumquat

Garden Height
8 - 12
Spacing
8 - 12
Spread
8 - 16
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Orange
Light Level
Sun
Proven Selections

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Plants may be trimmed back with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at anytime, although this is not usually necessary. Plants may flush out of flower if night temperatures begin to stay in the upper 70's or above. If this happens a light trim to shape them would be good. The trim will increase branching and will result in more flowers once the temperatures fall and the plants begin flowering again.

A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Uses Notes

Great in landscapes and containers

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

For pots 6" and smaller pinch at transplanting only. For hanging baskets and pots larger than 6" soft pinch at planting, additional pinches as needed. Sumagic at 5-10 ppm is effective at controlling growth if needed. Cold temperatures will also control growth.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Juicy Fruit is sensitive to pythium, phytopthera, and thelaviopsis. Maintaining proper pH (5.5-5.8) and good sanitation practices will help alleviate problems. Increased air circulation, proper water management and good soil porosity are also critical. Rhapsody or copper based fungicide has been found to be effective in preventing erwinia. Agrimycin is also effective as a preventative for controlling erwinia.

Water early in the morning and maintain low humidity. Thrip control is necessary because Juicy Fruits are susceptible to INSV.

Grower Tips

-Grow dry.
-Preventive fungicides are recommended at transplant.
-High light required at production.
-Air circulation, proper water management, and good soil porosity are critical.
-Water early in the morning and maintain low humidity.

Air circulation and proper water management are critical.