Coseytown Peach Donut
The heart of the hybridization program at Coseytown Flowers is firmly rooted in developing the best possible dahlias for profitable cut flower production. Our hybridization priorities have been shaped by our own experiences as a cut flower farm in search of the best varieties to bring maximum impact to both our operation and bottom line as a cut flower farm - and our enjoyment as dahlia enthusiasts too!
To earn the distinction Coseytown-Certified Cut Flower a variety must demonstrate its ability to consistently meet or exceed expectations on the following traits:
∙ Tuber Productivity and Storability
∙ Plant Growth Habit
∙ Stem Length and Strength
∙ Bloom Productivity
∙ Blossom Orientation
∙ Blossom Attachment
∙ Vase Life
If you'd like to learn more be sure to:
∙ Check out this interview about what makes the cut at Coseytown
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Meet Coseytown Peach Donut! I have shared Peach Donut on Instagram a bit over the last few years and it seems to have quite a few fans already.
First, let's talk about the green center button. Does it go away? No, it does not. This is technically considered an open centered dahlia. However, this dahlia is very sloooow to produce pollen. That center button will say pollen-free for a long time making this an excellent cut flower candidate. For maximum vase life, harvest when the first back petals are starting to fully unfurl (see second photo as an example.)
Peach Donut's shining glory is her coloring. She begins the season a delightful peachy/pink and as the nights get cooler will deepen into a rosy pink. Peach Donut is not in the orange family, at least not on my farm.
Check out the product videos to get a sense of the great plant growth habit. Many of the side buds will elongate enough to produce cuttable stems of their own. This dahlia makes small tubers, but store well if they are mature. It easily roots from cuttings, but the cuttings sometimes don't make many tubers. I recommend storing the cutting tuber clumps unwashed and whole for the best winter storage outcome (ultimately, store any tubers using the system that works best for you.)
She's a favorite of mine and I hope finds a piece of your heart as well.