Lisianthus - Summers Darling - Part 1



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Today we share an article about Lisianthus recently published in the Produce News by our own Bill Prescott. Next week, we are going to show some gorgeous varietal photos, so you can see what we are harvesting! Have a great week!  Now through late September is prime Lisianthus time. Lisianthus has an heirloom, wildflower essence making it the darling of summer bouquets and consumer bun...

Sun Valley - June & July Travels



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“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times”                                                                         -Asian Proverb  The Sun Valley team is hitting the road over next few months.These are the industry events we will be attending, and we really hope you’ll join us.  The Sun Valley team last October at the PMA Fresh summitIf you will be attending a...

Interview with Lane DeVries: The Science of Growing LA Hybrids



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I sat down with Lane, early on Tuesday May 21st to discuss Longiflorum Asiatic Hybrid Lilies. Lily: Where are we growing our Royal LA Hybrid lilies?Lane: Over the course of the year, we grow them in both Arcata and Oxnard depending on where the growing conditions are best. Right now the bulk of our production is in Arcata.Lily: What growing environment are we using?Lane: We grow of Ro...

Not Your Parent's Lily



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The world of lilies has been changing right before our eyes for the last two decades. The traditional Asiatic lily is now a thing of the past and the age of the “Longiflorum Asiatic Hybrid” is upon us.This sea-change has occurred since the mid-nineties and now LA Hybrids have eclipsed Asiatics as the premiere non-Oriental based lily.The Royal Family! This is a classic case of innovati...

Quick Mother's Day Humor



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 Mother's Dictionary of MeaningsDumbwaiter: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.Feedback: The inevitable result when the baby doesn't appreciate the strained carrots.Full Name: What you call your child when you're mad at him.Grandparents: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they're sure you're not raising them right.Hearsay: What toddlers do w...