April 25 2014 | Posted in News
AmeriHybrid begonias stem from a 100+ year old breeding program. There are more than fifty AmeriHybrid begonia varieties available today that are grown from seed. The only line we vegetatively propagate is AmeriHybrid Scentiment begonias. Traditionally the objective of our breeding program has been to produce tuberous begonias with large flowers on strong stems, numerous blossoms, long blooming seasons, resistance to disease and vivid color. AmeriHybrid crosses are based solely on plant performance not by the size of the bulb that is produced. AmeriHybrid begonias produce more double petal flowers than any others. 99 percent of AmeriHybrid flowers are true doubles with up to 10 rows of petals. Our begonias also produce the largest begonia flowers in the world. AmeriHybrid Picotee, Roseform and Ruffled begonia blooms measure 4-9 inches in diameter, 20-30 percent larger than other varieties. In more recent years we have developed more compact plants with greater branching habits in our On Top line.