To produce carnation flowers for particular marketing periods, information on carnation timing is necessary. Although detailed data on timing are available to growers for Colorado conditions (1,2,3,4), few published facts are known for conditions prevailing in Massachusetts and other New England states. Stinson (6) has reported on the effect of single and double pinches on carnation timing in Connecticut. For a review of the research on carnation timing from various states, the grower is referred to the December, 1953 issue of Carnation Chats (5).
Source: • Massachusetts Flower Growers Association Bulletin # 28