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Antirrhinum ‘Calima Deep Rose’

Antirrhinum 'Calima Deep Rose'

Trial: Annual

Year Trialed: 2008

Good Qualities:

Beautiful bright color (7); Nice stem length and strength; Very full flower stalks, numerous flower stalks/plant – although not always of appropriate cut flower length; ‘Calima Deep Rose’ was in fact a very deep color for us here in coastal California and was much appreciated by all who saw in growing and in a vase, this cultivar also seemed to have very good rust resistance, even while blooming next to infested neighbors; Spikes strong and rather tight; More vigorous than ‘Calima Pure White’; Good fragrance; Love it.

Problems:

Stems often were bent right at the point where flowers started, straightening of cuts in a cooler condition wasn’t always successful; Slowest of the 4 varieties tested to flower; None especially; Short stems; Not all buds on stems are open at same time; Needs netting for field grown, wind bent stems – less usable stems.

Similar Cultivars:

‘Potomac Cherry Rose’.

Comments:

Prolific bloomer, earliest of all snaps that were trialed, beautiful!; On the shorter side, perhaps planted too late by me; Flower head 2 cm; As with previous years, I continue to try to grow snapdragons, in the cultivar trial I planted the test varieties on either side of my Rocket snaps – all three cultivars grew similarly and did not produce any marketable stems, however, near the end of the season both ‘Deep Rose’ and ‘Pure White’ had some florets open on stunted stems and the colors were outstanding, I would expect that both cultivars based on the clearness of the color would be a nice addition to the specialty cut flower growers snap collection; Harvested 7/24-7/30 (transplanted into the field May 15).

Trial Data

Antirrhinum ‘Calima Deep Rose’
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 4.6 17.7 3.6 3.8 4.6 4.3 4.3 96 10.5
Range of Responses 2-12 15-30 1-5 3-5 4-5 2-5 3-5 36-216 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.

Supplier

Sakata Seed America

18095 Serene Drive

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

www.sakata.com

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