Eustoma ‘Fioretti Green’
Year Trialed: 2007
Different, nice stems, lots of blooms; Pretty color. nice spray of small flowers; It was a nice color and went very well with the ‘Wonderous Light Brown’; Interesting new spray type; Very different looking lisianthus, stem are covered with tulip shaped blooms; The color of the yellow and white was very nice but the green was too pale to make a statement, most everyone thought it was white, though small, the flowers were well shaped and held for an extended period of time; Multiple small blooms per stem, very delicate appearance; Adorable tiny single flowers in clusters, blooms have a pleasant green tinge, more of a filler flower and not easily identified as a lisianthus; Great for wedding bouquet work and smaller design work – not for farmers market straight bunches.
Short (5); Small flowers; Color similar to Fioretti Yellow; I’m not sure about the flower size, I didn’t have enough to see really what the market would make out of this form of lisianthus, they love the large flowered stuff…; I don’t think there are any, once again, I think the drought caused shortened stems; A little more fussy to deadhead if necessary than standard lisianthus; Not very productive some flowers go by and need to be picked off; The lisianthus seed did not germinate well – approximately 1% germinated, the seedlings were extremely slow growing.
|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||1-5.7||11-22||3.0||3-5||3-4||1-5||1-5||16-121||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.
Sakata Seed America
18095 Serene Drive
Morgan Hill, CA 95037