Isolation distance for cut flower seed production

Farmer: Kim Delaney

Farm: Hawthorn Farm

Region: West

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

Article Type: Research Project

Research Priorities: Seed Production, Selection & Breeding 

From 2019 to 2021, Kim used white and pink Cosmos flowers to test isolation distances of 400 ft and 600 ft.

In a Nutshell

  • Kim observed off-type colours at 400 ft for Purity (white) and Rubenza (pink) Cosmos
  • Kim observed off-type colours at 600 ft for Purity (white) Cosmos