Choosing the right strain of cut flower sweet peas to grow is vital if the best results are to be obtained. The choice will depend on many factors; location, growing conditions, season and market preferences among them. The early flowering Winter Sunshine™ and Spring Sunshine™ sweet peas have consistently outperformed other strains in both Europe and North America, and are rapidly achieving market dominance.
Our active breeding program means that new sweet peas are being added to our catalogue on a regular basis. The table below compares the features of the different ranges of cut flower sweet peas we offer, to help in making an informed decision.
|Strain||Winter Sunshine™||Spring Sunshine™||Summer Sunshine™|
|resistance to bud drop||excellent||very good||fair|
|stem length||long||very long||long|
|colour range||very good||good||excellent|
Many types of sweet pea have been used for cut flower production over the years, some of them very successfully. Follow the link for brief details of a few of the better known Other Strains, some of which are still available commercially.
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