New Westar Trials
Not long after completing a successful trial at our headquarters in El Centro, California, Westar Seeds planted nearly every hybrid variety in our portfolio in Gilroy, California. We were able to gather all of the feedback and observations from both trials and have been working diligently with our breeders to further improve all of our hybrid lines.
In order to further improve all of our products, we planted another trial here at our offices in El Centro.
This trial includes indeterminate tomatoes and parthenocarpic cucumbers, which we planted in our mesh house from transplants. They are growing fast and showing signs of strong growth. We expect them to start bearing fruit very soon.
You can see here our parthenocarpic cucumbers.
Here our tomatoes are planted in a straight line. All in a greenhouse.
Our cucumbers are progressing fast!
For open field cultivation, we planted broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. All of these varieties were also planted from transplants.
The reason we decided to divide and put some varieties in a greenhouse rather than plant all of them in the open field, is that these indeterminate tomatoes and parthenocarpic cucumbers cannot grow outdoors. They are a special kind that doesn’t require pollination from bees – in fact, if bees pollinate them, they will ruin the fruit.
Also, not all plants are good for planting from transplants. Here are the ones that benefit the most: celery, eggplant, broccoli, onion, peppers, tomatoes, leeks, collards.
Stay tuned for updates!