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Q.When Should I Start To Force Tulip Bulbs That I Want To Bloom Near Christmas?

Zone 16063 | Anonymous added on December 21, 2021 | Answered

I was given a vase of tulips one year as a Christmas gift. The bulbs were in water. It was bright and cheery in Jan. I would like to try this next Christmas for gifts. What month do you recommended I start the refrigeration process so the vase bloom in early Jan?

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Answered on December 22, 2021

This article says you need to chill the bulbs at least three months, then you need about 5 more weeks after that to bloom. So I would start chilling in late July.


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