Eustoma ‘ABC Lavender’
Year Trialed: 2007
Long stems (5); Beautiful color (4); Strong stems (2); Great regrowth, healthy plants; Continuous blooming, large double flowers, more than one blooming at a time; Nice looking lisianthus, lovely purple, double blooms, one of the favorites in the trial. 3-4 flowers blooming per stem at harvest time; Erect, large flower, productive.
None (2); 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.
Mariachi Lavender; Similar to the Mariachi and double Magic.
Floralife, plain water. See separate postharvest report for results from NC State University postharvest evaluations.
|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||1-8||13-29||5.0||5.0||4-5||1-5||1-5||16-121||7-14|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
P.O. Box 438
West Chicago, IL 60186