Matthiola ‘Katz White’
Year Trialed: 2007
Excellent quality, great scent, very easy to grow; Early blooming; Nothing stood out, we got this in very late, however, when it was getting too warm in the hoophouse; Easy to germinate, fast growing and early to go to field beds; Tallest of series; Great fragrance- we did use the stems in small bouquets and customers appreciated the fragrance; This was a nice white column type stock, but not a noticeably different or improved version of ‘Avalanche’; Good colors, all plants that germinated lived, germinated well.
Not a prolific bloomer, did not transplant well; None; No marketable flowers on any cultivar in series; High proportion of singles; None to speak of, except a little slow.
This did not seem very different from either the Cheerful series or ‘White Beach’; ‘Avalanche’.
We did not use any postharvest treatment – plain water; Bleach in 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||0.5-4||14-22||–||2||3-5||1-5||2-5||16-144||6-12|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
P.O. Box 438
West Chicago, IL 60186