AlexUnder said:Do you know how much in % the growers are harvesting, Top? I find 30% on a lower side. Or may be the pickers are asked not collect no more than certain number of stems from different varieties each time.
Hiyamakki said: If I know there's a storm coming I will usually rush out and cut all the open flowers that will be destroyed anyway so that I can at least enjoy them in a vase. Is this a bad idea?
Please add to list if you know of any other factors.
One important thing that there doesn't seem to be any information about is a simple enough question - how many divisions can you expect from a given peony? It is going to vary with age, soil types, care, and how big a piece you started with. But I find it odd that I can't find a printed number or even a guestimate. I personally am hoping for a 3:1 division rate with 2 year old peonies. So 10-->30-->90 over a 4 year span. Actual peony growers really hold that info close to the vest.