Eustoma ‘Arena White’

Eustoma 'Arena White'

Trial: Annual

Year Trialed: 2008

Good Qualities:

Very attractive fully double blooms, pure white (5); Strong stems (2); Numerous flowers/stem, uniform color and size of blooms, very upright habit; Easy to grow, sturdy stems, didn’t require netting in the field.

Problems:

None; Many stems unable to maintain open flower upright, limited buds; Stem length not always most desirable, generally shorter than what growers want; The seed came late (February) and although I started it right away, the plants in the field never got to maturity, we had a very cold/late spring (up to 6 weeks lost) and this did not work in their favor, also, in the future I will only grow lisianthus in the hoop, western Washington is just too cool to attempt them in the field, wish I would have known! I worked so hard to get a crop and really wanted to see all of these beauties in full bloom, bummer!!!; Long time to harvest from sowing (Feb-mid-Aug.) (Zone 5)

Similar Cultivars:

‘Echo White’.

Comments:

A week later than ‘Echo Champagne’, the earliest in the trial; Beautiful! In field grew wonderfully, but this is the first time they were successfully germinated in our greenhouse.

Trial Data

Eustoma ‘Arena 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 2.3 18.6 5.0 4.8 4.3 3.5 59 13.7
Range of Responses 1-4 12-24 5 4-5 3-5 1-5 16-144 12-14

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

Supplier

American Takii

301 Natividad Rd.

Salinas, CA 93906

www.takii.com

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