Tanacetum Parthenium ‘Gold Moon Improved’
Years Trialed: 2001
Good gold color (4); Nice for arrangements for florists, made good filler in short bouquets (Was great in Ann Arbor with short stems of Eustoma Balboa Purple producing maize & blue bouquets, the Univ. of Michigan colors); Good flower shape; ‘Gold Moon Improved ‘is an improvement over ‘Gold Moon’ in stem length and stem quality B This makes ‘Gold Moon Improved’ even better for quality cutflower production year-round, color and flower shape remained the same.
Too short (4); Leaf stippling (leaf miners); The market is rather soft on this crop B used as a filler, it is AOK@ but other crops do better; Stems all fell over so needs support; Uninteresting color; A lot of the flowers were damaged by either heat or moisture; Didn’t flower, root knot nematodes.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1)||Repeat Again Rating (2)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (2)||Average Spacing (in2)|
|Range of Responses||0-10||8-28||1-4||1-4||1-5||1-5||1-5||64-192|
(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 618
Conway, WA 98238