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Eustoma ‘ABC Lavender’

Eustoma 'ABC Lavender'

Trial: Annual

Year Trialed: 2007

Good Qualities:

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.

Problems:

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.

Similar Cultivars:

Mariachi Lavender; Similar to the Mariachi and double Magic.

Comments:

Really happy with this one – early and great second growth, great! Liked this one really well, it was nice and large and people loved the soft color; Plants grew well in the field even under the stress of drought in July; I seem to get the best germination from the Magic series; This was one of my favorite lisianthus

Trial Data

Eustoma ‘ABC Lavender’
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 3.8 21.7 5.0 4.7 4.5 3.7 3.6 64 11.6
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.

Supplier

PanAmerican/Ball Seed

P.O. Box 438

West Chicago, IL 60186

www.panamseed.com

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