Eustoma ‘Arena White’
Year Trialed: 2008
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.
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)
We used only plain water.
|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||1-4||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.
301 Natividad Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906