Eustoma ‘ABC 1-3 White’

Trial: Annual

Year Trialed: 2007

Good Qualities:

First white lisianthus we have liked, very nice; Beautiful snowy white, strong stem and good stem length, productive; Gorgeous double white blooms; Great, really pretty, and some seemed to have a light scent…; Large flowers, still blooming with cool nights, actually, they seem to grow better in the cooler weather, plants are nice and full and seemed to endure the stress of drought in July.

Problems:

None (2); Not a heavy producer for us, only around 2 usable stems; Regrowth not spectacular; I continue to unsuccessful growing Eustoma and the ABC series was no exception, although they were the first seed sown in the greenhouse they were the last to be transplanted out, very slow to germinate and slower to make a transplantable plant, in the case of ‘Lavender’ ‘2-3 Green’ and ‘White’ seeds were pelleted, seeds were singulated into plug trays and germinated as plugs, ‘White’ also came as fine seed and it was broadcast seeded and then transplanted, transplanted seedlings were about 2 weeks slower to make a transplantable plant for the field beds compared to plugs; Like any white flower, they brown easily on the edges with the dew of the morning and hot sun afterwards, I try to cut early so that they can dry off.

Similar Cultivars:

Mariachi White, but less rounded petals.

Trial Data

Eustoma ‘ABC 1-3 White’
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)
Average 4.5 18.3 5.0 5.0 4.4 3.9 3.6 92 12.0
Range of Responses 0.88-6.4 15.5-25.5 5.0 4-5 4-5 1-5 1-5 16-144 8-14

(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

PanAmerican/Ball Seed

P.O. Box 438

West Chicago, IL 60186

www.panamseed.com

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