Fourteen new mum varieties and three new poinsettia varieties are included in the publications.
Syngenta Flowers Inc. has announced the publication of its 2013 mum catalog, featuring the all-inclusive Yoder portfolio of garden mums, pot mums, asters and fleurettes. Highlights include eight new garden mum and six new potted mum varieties, as well as comprehensive information for growers. Syngenta Flowers also announced that the 2013 supplement for poinsettia introduces three new, first-class varieties.
The eight new garden mum varieties include the Chelsey family of mums as well as two bold reds — Wanda Red and Danielle Red. The Chelsey series displays large blooms in four colors, ideal for mid-season flowering in natural-season programs. Chelsey is adaptable to spring, shaded and West Coast programs and partners well with the new Danielle Red and Danielle Purple mums. In addition, Syngenta is expanding its pot mum collection with two new members of the Hilo family — Fuchsia and Tangerine.
Growers can also utilize the toolkit Syngenta provides in the catalog to simplify their program development, variety selection and crop production. The 2013 catalog includes detailed resources for natural-season programs, spring programs, shaded production and more.
The 2013 poinsettia supplement spotlights three new varieties, each offering rich red bracts, deep green foliage and outstanding shelf life. Titan Red is the new go-to variety for premium sales with early-season timing, an upright habit and strong stems for medium-to-large containers. Sigma is ideal for high-density production and can help drive early-season impulse sales. Neva is a good example of mid-season versatility, suited for 4.5- to 10- inch pots and practically every size in between. The supplement is intended to complement the 2012 GoldFisch poinsettia catalog; no current poinsettia varieties were discontinued for 2013.
The catalog and supplement can be accessed here. Growers who do not receive a copy directly from Syngenta may also request printed copies from their preferred broker sales representative.