Digitalis ‘Camelot Rose’
Year Trialed: 2004
Year of Trial: First (from 2004 report)
Rich color (7); Relatively short, would try again and try to push taller; Large heads, good branching; Short crop time; Stiff stems, 1st year flowering; Since these seeds were pelleted, no transplanting from seed tray was necessary, direct seeded to plug tray, great!; Very uniform, big improvement over Foxy, larger, better, richer color than Foxy; Easy to grow, uniform, did very well; Strong healthy plants, grew quickly, all colors bloom at same time, unlike Foxy; Difficult to transport flowers, difficult to use in arrangement.
Short (2); Spider mites; No problems; The humidity caused the flowers to wilt within 2 hour of displaying at farmers market, very hard to condition for outdoor sales; Bottom florets drop off.
We didn’t do any post harvest trials on this one but it seemed to hold really well; Remove bottom florets, or they will drop off on their own. Editor’s note: see separate postharvest article in this issue for more information.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1)||Repeat Again Rating (1)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (1)||Average Spacing (in2)||Average Postharvest Life (days)|
|Range of Responses||1-7||9-40||3-4||3-5||3-5||1-5||3-5||36-144||5-10|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
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