Zinnia ‘Oklahoma Carmine’
Year Trialed: 2004
Year of Trial: First (from 2004 report)
Rich color (10); High yield (4); OK hardiness; Very strong stems, Good; Nice stems; Way to go Benary Seed Co., my new favorite color of ‘Oklahoma’ Zinnia; Good doubleness, long strong stems; Good for bouquets; Mostly double flowers; given a better understanding of this little guy, we may be able to make money with it.
No particular problems; Powdery mildew – mid Aug. (Zone 5); Flower heads too small; Got powdery mildew faster than the other colors; Some variation in color among 12 plants; Very irregular in flower head size; Customers prefer large zinnias; Small, branching flowers and stems; Bad powdery mildew.
Editor’s note: see separate postharvest article in this issue for more information.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating¹||Repeat Again Rating¹||Ease of Cultivation Rating¹||Average Spacing (in2)||Average Postharvest Life (days)|
|Range of Responses||4-35||9-23||2-4||3-5||3-5||2-5||4-5||36-144||5-18|
¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
1444 Larson St.
Sycamore, IL 60178