As part of the Bedding and Pot Plant Centre, and other AHDB funded projects, a range of new poinsettia varieties (some still unnamed and coded) have been evaluated over several years. Previously, these have been red-bracted varieties, however this and next year the focus will be on non-red varieties. Unfortunately, because of the Covid restrictions a formal trial and events programme could not be undertaken this year, but the young plants of several varieties received from a number of suppliers were circulated to five nurseries to allow them to put them into their production programmes.
Source picture AHDB Horticulture Twitter page
Knowledge Exchange Manager, Wayne Brough, caught up with three growers (Neame Lea Nurseries, Woodlark Nurseries and Cobbins Nurseries) involved to find out how the different varieties fared and which they would choose.