Cost of Single Stem Versus Pinched Pompons
Considerable difference of opinion exists as to the value of pinching pompons. High grade stock can be produced by growing single stem or by pinching. The method chosen depends upon the relative costs and the crop schedule you have set up to meet your requirements. First, let us compare the costs of single stem and pinched chrysanthemums at different costs for the cuttings. We may assume 5 cents is the cost per cutting for old varieties and 9 cents for newer introductions and we may assume it costs $2.08 per square foot of greenhouse space per year or 4 cents per square foot per week (2.08)/52.
Source: • New York State Flower Growers Incorporated, Bulletin #64