This episode, we are lucky to have not one but two excellent guests this episode – Leland Toering and Chris Fifo perennial experts representing Darwin Perennials and Kieft Seed.
Leland and Chris team up to bring a fascinating perspective to our topic – Demystifying Perennial Production because they come at it from two angles but end up in the same place: there are tons of opportunities greenhouse professionals can tap into when a product mix is shifted or expanded to include more perennials.
In this episode, we will dig into the current perennials market and why consumers are buying more every year, perennial growing today compared to the past, how to get started in perennials operationally and in terms of no-brainer products, mistakes and pitfalls to avoid and what the future may hold.
It’s fun to point out that I’m actually catching these guys on the road as they are visiting perennials trials on the East Coast so if they seem fired up and energetic it’s because they’ve gotten plenty of Vitamin D and seen hundreds of amazing plants in the hours before recording.
Perennials Links Referenced in Episode:
Darwin Perennials Catalog: https://www.ballseed.com/Virtual/2019_Darwin_BSC/index.aspx
Darwin Perennials Website: https://www.darwinperennials.com/
Darwin Perennials Culture and Scheduling Tools: https://www.darwinperennials.com/Culture/ProductionGuides/
Perennials from Kieft Seed: https://www.panamseed.com/perennials.aspx
STEM Podcast – The Retail Color Bridge (seasonal perennial sales): http://www.greenhousegrower.com/sponsor/ball-seed-company/perennials-the-retail-color-bridge/
STEM Podcast – What Today’s Shopper Wants: http://www.greenhousegrower.com/sponsor/ball-seed-company/what-todays-shopper-wants/
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