Eustoma is one of the newer flower species brought on to the world market and more recently to the Indian market. Although introduced into Europe from the USA (Nebraska and Louisiana) in 1835 as a garden plant, it was not until the 1980´s that it was introduced as a cut-flower, thanks to improved breeding results mainly from Japan. Nowadays there is a large choice of colours in different shades and combinations.

There is a lot of enthusiasm in the Indian market for this product; the flower has a stem 60 to 80cm long and carries 5 to 7 flowers per stem. There is also a good export market. The Dutch auction alone trades about 10 million stems a month; 6 million single-flowered and 4 million double-flowered varieties.

The Eustoma varieties propagated by Bangalore Plants First are from Miyoshi Japan, Sakata Japan and Combination, from The Netherlands.

Plant characteristics

The Eustoma flower is strong, has a good vase-life and handles transport very well. Homogeneous plant material is produced out of seeds that are very small and hence delicate.
The need for germination and the long period of plant development demands high professional standards for good results. Therefore production is often undertaken by companies specialized in this field. Plants are often imported from European countries to obtain homogeneous and healthy plant material.

Plant material delivered by Bangalore Plants First

Bangalore Plants First has invested the better part of two years into testing and trial growing of several Eustoma varieties. As a result, Bangalore Plants First has a high rate of success in the production of homogeneous and healthy plant material.

Bangalore Plants First hand-seeds Eustoma in sterile cocopeat using 98-cavity trays in precisely controlled environmental conditions. Our crop handling and fertilizer schedules are designed to produce strong Eustoma plants in 8 to 10 weeks. Bangalore Plants First offers its client the opportunity to decide the size of the plants to be delivered. Delivery takes place in 98-cavity trays. Roots are well developed and the plant is in full growth, ready to continue this growth after transplantation to the grower´s premises. A range of colours is offered.

Bangalore Plants First offers technical assistance before and after plant delivery to help the grower in a successful flower production. Cultivation takes place in greenhouses and requires full attention and precise control of soil humidity and climate conditions. Because of Eustoma´s sensitivity to foot diseases, good hygiene standards are mandatory. Full information and programs are given to tackle these important issues.

 

Bangalore Plants First

No. 221, 3rd B Main, Health Layout, Srigandhada Kavalu, Bangalore 560091. India

Fax: 91 (0)80 23186664

Tel : +91 9845204062/ 9900263869/ 9448062969

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