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Eustoma ‘Twinkle Blue Blush’

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Trial: Annual

Year Trialed: 2004
Year of Trial: First (from 2004 report)

Good Qualities

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.

Problems

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.

Postharvest

Floralife; Sugar. Editor’s note: see separate postharvest article in this issue for more information.

Comments

Similar to Ventura Blue Blush; I guess I would have to compare it to some of the other singles like Malibu, Malibu has larger flowers, so I would probably go with Malibu. I would try it again.

Trial Data

Eustoma ‘Twinkle Blue Blush’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹ Average Spacing (in2) Average Postharvest Life (days)
Wholesale Retail Consumer
Average 2.3 16.6 4.0 3.7 4.0 3.5 3.7 45 12.0
Range of Responses 1-6 11-27 4 3-4 3-5 2-5 3-5 4-144 7-17

¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Goldsmith Seeds
P.O. Box 1349
Gilroy CA 95021

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