University of Florida

2003 Sunflower Cultivar Trial

Sunflower trial field day group
The purpose of the cut sunflower trial is to collect fundamental information on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) cultivars for outdoor spring flower cut flower production in Florida and the south for either florist quality blooms or farmer's market bouquet material.

The spring cut sunflower trial had 42 cultivars. Seeds were planted on March 26, 2003 in four rows with five plants per row for a total of 20 plants per cultivar. Primary data included a digital image of the cultivar, average days to flower and plant height. Notes were taken on seed germination, seedling vigor, and comments made on observations of each cultivar as it bloomed.

The Cut Sunflower Trial was conducted by Dr. Everett R. Emino, Professor of Floriculture; Ms. Becky Hamilton, Senior Biological Scientist; numerous graduate and undergraduate Environmental Horticulture students; and in cooperation with Dr. Rick Schoellhorn, Extension Floriculture Specialist.


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