In week 24 we planted the column stock variety trial at Phil Collisons Nursery. We have the complete range of all of the varieties from both Combinations and Florensis making a total of 85 including some coded varieties. All 85 varieties have been planted in 4 replicates which are in an unsteamed area which has a history of Fusarium. The purpose of the trial is to determine the susceptibility of all of the varieties to Fusarium. The complete list can be found at the following link – Variety-list-for-2013-variety-trial
In addition to the Fusarium variety trial we have also planted 1m of each variety in an adjacent steamed bay in order for growers to be able to view all of the varieties side by side.
The first of the breanthus stems have been harvested this week.