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Eustoma ‘Advantage Cherry Sorbet’

Eustoma 'Advantage Cherry Sorbet'

Trial: Annual

Year Trialed: 2008

Good Qualities:

The deeper pink color is very nice (3), although variable; Double flowers (2); Stronger stems than some cultivars, nicer than some others of similar color; Attractive large flower with ruffled petal edges, relatively early and productive, easy to grow, sturdy stems, didn’t require netting in the field.

Problems:

None (2); Poor germination; 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!!!

Similar Cultivars:

‘ABC Deep Rose’, but this was nicer flower; ‘Magic Pink’.

Comments:

Flowered 4 days later than ‘Echo Champagne’, the earliest in the trial.

Trial Data

Eustoma ‘Advantage Cherry Sorbet’
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 3.0 21.0 4.0 5.0 4.4 3.1 40 13.6
Range of Responses 1-7 17-24 4 5 4-5 1-5 16-81 13-14

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

Supplier

Fred C. Gloeckner Company

600 Mamaroneck Ave.

Harrison, NY 10528-1613

www.fredgloeckner.com

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