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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.


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.


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.


Goldsmith Seeds

P.O. Box 1349

Gilroy CA 95021

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