Eustoma ‘Twinkle Blue Blush’
Year Trialed: 2004
Year of Trial: First (from 2004 report)
Beautiful color (4); More blush color than some other Ablushes@, nice branching; High spray, many flowers, tall enough for retail cuts; Vase life is so long, some of my customers compared them to tulips; Mixes well with lots of other things.
No problems; People prefer doubles; Variable heights, not an important color for sales; Seed came late, I think I would have done better with it if I had been able to get it out in the field earlier; Didn’t get as tall as I’d like, even in the hoophouse.
Floralife; Sugar. 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||1-6||11-27||4||3-4||3-5||2-5||3-5||4-144||7-17|
(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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Gilroy CA 95021