Peonies from Nakano City Grower’s Cooperative

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Grower: Nakano-City Growers’ Cooperative
Item: Peony
We displayed Peonies from Nakano-City in our show case.

✤Remain in full-to-end bloom
As the rootstocks are nurtured for 5 years before planting, peonies from Nakano-City Growers’ Cooperative bloom big with high quality. Harvesting at the rightest timing allows those peonies to flower in full-to-end bloom.

✤Watering to Peonies
Peonies often hold nectar in their buds, so please wash it away and cut the bottom of the stems in water. And because their wide leaves accelerate transpiration of water, it is better to cut some leaves moderately. You can enjoy beautiful flowers for one or two weeks.

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♪Peonies are now in season!
The scent of Peonies borne on the breeze, which tell us the coming of early summer.

  • 180430S501Oriental Gold
  • 180430S502Universtar
  • 180430S504Miraika
  • 180430S506Shirotae
  • 180430S510Maxima

 

  • 180430S508Sarah Bernhardt
  • 180430S512Fuji
  • 180430S514Roosevelt
  • 180430S516Bunker Hill

 

  • 180521S500Coral Charm
  • 180521S502Koto no Hikari
  • 180521S504Kashoku no Ten

Noble Lily “Aika” from Tosa-Reihoku Growers’ Cooperative

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Today I would like to introduce  “Aika”, a new variety of Noble Lily,  from Tosa-Reihoku Growers’ Cooperative in Kochi prefecture.

Noble Lily is unique to this Cooperative, with its main characteristics being a vibrant green color and many petals.  No other grower produces it.  And it was developed based on the Asiatic lily.

This Cooperative first tried to grow the Noble Lily about 20 years ago, and now their line-up gradually increases. For example, the line-up today includes;  “Noble Super”, distinguished by its  few spots; “Mimori”, characterized by its thin petals; and “Mimi-tail”, which is characterized by its 20cm flower head length.

 

Noble Aika Noble Super Noble Mimori Noble Mimi-Tail

As these are original varieties, it is difficult to increase the number of seeds and bulbs. Three producers work hard for production of those varieties.

The new variety, “Aika”, has a stronger green color than the Noble Lily, and it has a characteristic in its blooming appearance – less spots and more than 100 petals in one flower head.
The rare variety is limited in quantity, but it will gradually increase.

We receive the main product, the Noble Lily, until mid-July and I hope the demand for this flower will continue to expand.

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Written by M. Takashina
Original article written by Mr. Yatsuda.

 

Hitachino Carnation’s Union

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Grower:Hitachino Carnation’s Union in Ibaraki Prefecture
Item:Carnation

We would like to introduce Hitachino Carnation Growers Cooperative. They have a wide range of original varieties and they offer gurantee in freshness on their products.

The Cooperative consists of carnation growers living in 12 different places in Ibaraki prefecture.

They have a wide range of varieties, and which fascinates various customers’ demands. The Cooperative has been keeping strict quality control co-working with handling wholesale markets since November 2001, to “keep freshness for 13 days after auction day”.

Spray Carnation

  • 180326S550Budou(means Grapes in Japanese)
  • 180326S552LollipopViolet
  • 180326S554Piaf
  • 180326S556Redeye
  • 180326S558Token

 

  • 180326S562Ichigo(means Strawberry in Japanese)
  • 180326S564Sunrose
  • 180326S566Piegon
  • 180326S568Borero
  • 180326S574Viva

 

  • 180326S576Pink Bijou
  • 180326S578Reira
  • 180326S580Shion
  • 180326S582Shibori
  • 180326S586Shiroi hiyoko(means White Chicks in Japanese)

 

  • 180326S588Sakura (means Cherry blossom in Japanese)
  • 180326S590Milky Way
  • 180326S594Hiyoko(means Chicks in Japanese)
  • 180326S596Lamune
  • 180326S600Kirari

 

  • 180326S602Guernsy Yellow
  • 180326S604Lemon
  • 180326S608Royal Green
  • 180326S612Shell Pink
  • 180326S614Amelie

 

  • 180326S620Arare
  • 180326S624Orange Lemon
  • 180326S626Sango
  • 180326S628Orange Amelie

 

Standard Carnation

  • 180326S560Miracle Rouge
  • 180326S570Feminine Minami
  • 180326S572Ariel
  • 180326S584Humming
  • 180326S592Moonlight

 

  • 180326S598Poli Minami
  • 180326S606Marty
  • 180326S610Green Olive
  • 180326S616Light Caroline
  • 180326S618Orange Minami

 

  • 180326S622Aurora Orange

 

Disbud Mum “Souls” from ALL4MUM

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I would like to introduce Dis-bud Mum this time.

This flower is shipped from ALL4MUM Growers’ Cooperative of the JA Aichi Minami in Aichi prefecture.
Although Dis-bud Mums do not have many multi-colored varieties, this variety – “Souls”, is bi-colored with pink and yellow. One of its charms is that the graduation of the color changes, dependent upon blooming seasons.

At OTA market, “Souls” is shipped only from this Cooperative, and only one grower in this Cooperative produces this variety. It is, therefore, a rare variety.

This Cooperative also cultivates another Dis-bud Mum variety and ships to OTA market. The variety, known as “Miyabi”, has the same flower shape and size as “Souls”. However, the difference in color distinguishes the two varieties.  A mutation in the gene during the vegetative period of “Souls” results in bi-colored petals in orange and yellow. you can easily find it from the picture of “Miyabi”.

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From late April, our receipt of shipment will increase and the quality will get at higher grades.
Mother’s Day is coming soon, and I expect the demand on the flower will increase.

Thank you.

Written by M. Takashina

Original Japanese article, written by Mr. Sakurahata

 

Gloriosa lily “Simplex”, from the Misato Growers Cooperative

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Today I would like to introduce Simplex of the Gloriosa lily, shipped from the Misato Growers Cooperative. Simplex started to be at market from around 2005. The number of its bulbs has been gradually increasing and now becomes enough to maintain stable shipment.

Among the Gloriosa lily varieties, “Southern Wind” and “Misato Red” are descendants of “Rothschildiana”. Simplex, however, is close to the wild origin of Gloriosa, brightly colored with fluorescent yellow, and supple stems.

Simplex Southern Wind Misato Red Rothschildiana

The growers are making effort to produce more bulbs and aiming to ship continuously with a higher quality.

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Written by M. Takashina
The original Japanese article, written by Mr. T.Nakajima