Lupinus

(seed; cutflower)

Stage 1

Rooting hormones
No

Vermiculite cover
Yes

Soil temp (min)
70

Soil temp (max)
75

Irrigation frequency
Wet

Surfactant
No

Time (min)
3

Time (max)
5

Stage 2

Soil temp (min)
68

Soil temp (max)
70

Moisture
Medium

Fertilizer
50-75 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
7

Stage 3

Soil temp (min)
65

Soil temp (max)
68

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<1.0

Time (min)
14

Time (max)
14

Stage 4

Soil temp (max)
62

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
4

Time (max)
5

General

  • Soak seed for 24 hours before sowing and keep uniformly moist for best germination
  • Control growth with DIF, temperature, mOisture, fertilizer, and high light
  • 4-5 weeks total crop time

adapted from data published by Dr. Roger Styer