Cut Flower Isolation Distance

Farmer: Kim Delaney

Farm: Hawthorn Farm

Region: West

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

Article Type: Research Protocol

Research Priorities: Seed Production, Selection & Breeding 

With local cut flower production blooming in Ontario, there’s a need for more information on how to grow cut flower seed to meet the demands from growers. However, isolation distance for cut flower seed production is notoriously undocumented and, often, proprietary. Currently, Kim uses an isolation distance of 800 ft for her cut flower seed production but she’d like reduce this distance in order to free up space for greater flexibility in production.