NC State Extension

Eustoma ‘Twinkle Pink Improved’

Eustoma 'Twinkle Pink Improved'

Trial: Annual

Year Trialed: 2008

Good Qualities:

Rich pink color (2); Easy to grow, nice tall double pink; Attractive with dark center; Tall plants, uniform bloom time; Long, strong stems; Pink petals with dark center, earliest in trial.

Problems:

Not as vigorous as some varieties; Bend and grow with wind direction, appear to be toppled over; 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!!!; Single flowers not as attractive as doubles in trial, showed rain flecking.

Similar Cultivars:

None listed by respondents.

Comments:

Late but long-blooming period (mid-August to frost) (Zone 5); Very attractive color, too bad the plants grew so bent due to wind; With ‘Echo Champagne’, the earliest in the trial.

Trial Data

Eustoma ‘Twinkle Pink Improved’
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 1.8 19.9 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.5 58 12.1
Range of Responses 1-4 12-30 5 4-5 3-5 1-5 16-144 10-14

(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Goldsmith Seeds

P.O. Box 1349

Gilroy CA 95021

www.goldsmithseeds.com

Was the information on this page helpful? Yes check No close