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Battle of the Bloom Boosters: Canna Boost Accelerator vs. SHOGUN Sumo Active Boost

Battle of the Bloom Boosters: Canna Boost Accelerator vs. SHOGUN Sumo Active Boost

Last updated: 15.04.2021

It’s one of the biggest bloom boosters ever launched…hordes of growers still swear by it! You know what we’re talking about – Canna Boost Accelerator.

Here we’ve pitched it against another firm favourite - SHOGUN Sumo Active Boost. It's got all the same ingredients as SHOGUN Sumo Boost but is 100% stable in tanks - flowering is explosive! That said, if you’re hand watering, the original Sumo Boost is still an excellent choice, so we have also referred to this product throughout our article.

But which bloom booster is best? In terms of results, that’s for you to decide. As for diluted cost, we’ve got a clear winner…

1. Summary

All of these products are superb flowering stage boosters that work in a very similar way and are practically neck-and-neck on performance alone, but SHOGUN Sumo Boost and SHOGUN Sumo Active Boost are much cheaper to buy and last twice as long as Canna Boost Accelerator.

When you do the maths, you’ll see they cost up to 75% less per diluted Litre.

Scenario 1

50L tank changed once a week, at lowest dilution, 5 cycles a year, buying 1L Boost

Scenario 1
  Canna Boost Accelerator SHOGUN Sumo Boost/Active Boost
Cost of Bottle £59.95 £34.95
Strength 2-4ml/L 1-2ml/L
Cost per Litre 12p/Litre 3p/Litre
Cost of Flowering Cycle £48 £13.98
Yearly Cost £240 £69.90
Grower Rating 5 Star 5 Star

 

Scenario 1 Calculations

1L Canna

If it’s £59.95 per 1000ml
59.95/10 = 5.995p per ml
5.9995p x 2ml dilution = 11.99p per made up Litre (12p rounded up)
12p per litre x 50L tank per week = 600p per week (£6)
600p per week x 8 weeks of flowering = 4,800p per cycle (£48)
4,800p per flowering cycle x 5 cycles a year = 24,000p per year (£240)

1L SHOGUN

If it’s £34.95 per 1000ml
34.95/10 = 3.495p per ml
3.495p x 1ml dilution = 3.495p per made up Litre (3p rounded up)
3p per litre x 50L tank per week = 174.75p per week (£1.75 rounded up)
174.75p per week x 8 weeks of flowering = 1,398p per cycle (£13.98)
1,398p per flowering cycle x 5 cycles a year = 6,990p per year (£69.90)

Scenario 2

400L tank changed once a week, at lowest dilution, 5 cycles a year, buying 5L Boost

Scenario 2
  Canna Boost Accelerator SHOGUN Sumo Boost/Active Boost
Cost of Bottle £189.95 £129.95
Strength 2-4ml/L 1-2ml/L
Cost per Litre 8p/Litre 3p/Litre
Cost of Flowering Cycle £243.20 £83.17
Yearly Cost £1,216 £415.84
Grower Rating 5 Star 5 Star

 

Scenario 2 Calculations

5L Canna

If it’s £189.95 per 1000ml
£189.95 / 5 litre bottle = £37.99 per purchased Litre
£37.99/10 = 3.799p per ml
3.799p x 2ml dilution = 7.598p per made up Litre (8p rounded up)
7.6p per Litre x 400L tank per week = 3040p per week (£30.40)
3040p per week x 8 weeks of flowering = 24,320p per cycle (£243.20)
24,320p per flowering cycle x 5 cycles a year = 121,600p per year (£1,216)

5L SHOGUN

If it’s £129.95 per 5000ml
£129.95 / 5 litre bottle = £25.99 per purchased Litre
£25.99/10 = 2.599p per ml
2.599p x 1ml dilution = 2.599p per made up Litre (3p rounded up)
2.599p x 400L tank per week = 1039.6p per week (£10.40 rounded up)
1039.6 per week x 8 weeks of flowering = 8,316.8p (£83.17 rounded up)
8,316p per flowering cycle x 5 cycles a year = 41,584 per year (£415.84)

2. Price per bottle

Comparing only bottles of the same size, SHOGUN Sumo Boost & Active Boost cost up to 42% less than Canna Boost Accelerator and they last twice as long. So by using SHOGUN Sumo Boost or Active Boost as your bloom enhancer, you'll spend 42% less, half as often.

3. Strength (dilution rate)

SHOGUN Sumo Boost & Active Boost are double the strength of Canna Boost Accelerator.

  • Canna Boost Accelerator: 2 – 4ml per Litre
  • SHOGUN Sumo Boost / Active Boost: 1 – 2ml per Litre

Since you don’t use as much of them, SHOGUN Sumo Boost & Active Boost last twice as long as Canna Boost Accelerator.

4. Cost per Litre

Based on the cost and dilution rate of each bloom booster, here’s how much 1 litre will cost:

  • SHOGUN Sumo Boost / Active Boost: 2p – 12p (depending on bottle size & dilution rate)
  • Canna Boost Accelerator: 8p - 40p (depending on bottle size & dilution rate)

Overall, SHOGUN costs 75% less per Litre than Canna! If cost is important to you, there’s no real contest.

No matter which bloom enhancer you use, the cost per Litre is lower when you buy bigger bottles. And now SHOGUN is available in mega 25L bottles.

Calculations

250ml SHOGUN (6 - 12p per diluted Litre)

If it’s £14.95 per 250ml
£14.95 * 4 = 59.8 per 1000ml
59.8/10 = 5.98p per ml
5.98p x 1ml dilution = 5.98p at 1ml dilution
5.98p x 2ml dilution = 11.96p at 2ml dilution

1L SHOGUN (3 - 7p per diluted Litre)

If it’s £34.95 per 1000ml
34.95/10 = 3.495p per ml
3.495p x 1ml dilution = 3.495p at 1ml dilution
3.495p x 2ml dilution = 6.99p at 2ml dilution

5L SHOGUN (3 - 5p per diluted Litre)

If it’s £129.95 per 5000ml
£129.95 / 5 litre bottle = £25.99 per purchased Litre
£25.99/10 = 2.599p per ml
2.599p x 1ml dilution = 2.599p at 1ml dilution
2.599p x 2ml dilution = 5.198p at 2ml dilution

10L SHOGUN (2 - 4p per diluted Litre)

If it’s £199.95 per 10,000ml
£199.95 / 10 litre bottle = £19.995 per purchased Litre
£19.995/10 = 1.9995p per ml
1.9995p x 1ml dilution = 1.9995p at 1ml dilution
1.9995p x 2ml dilution = 3.999p at 2ml dilution

25L SHOGUN (2 - 3p per diluted Litre)

If it’s £419.95 per 25,000ml
£419.95 / 25 litre bottle = £16.798 per purchased Litre
£16.798/10 = 1.6798p per ml
1.6798p x 2ml dilution = 1.6798p at 1ml dilution
1.6798p x 2ml dilution = 3.3596p at 2ml dilution

250ml Canna (20 - 40p per diluted Litre)

If it’s £24.95 per 250ml
24.95 * 4 = 99.8 per 1000ml
99.8/10 = 9.98p per ml
9.98p x 2ml dilution = 19.96p at 2ml dilution
9.98p x 4ml dilution = 39.92p at 4ml dilution

1L Canna (12 - 24p per diluted Litre)

If it’s £59.95 per 1000ml
59.95/10 = 5.995p per ml
5.9995p x 2ml dilution = 11.99p at 2ml dilution
5.9995p x 4ml dilution = 23.998p at 4ml dilution

5L Canna (8 - 15p per diluted Litre)

If it’s £189.95 per 1000ml
£189.95 / 5 litre bottle = £37.99 per purchased Litre
£37.99/10 = 3.799p per ml
3.799p x 2ml dilution = 7.598p at 2ml dilution
3.799p x 4ml dilution = 15.196p at 4ml dilution

5. Results

All of the featured flowering stage boosters work brilliantly! Anyone who uses them can tell you that.

Use any of them to boost your plant metabolism and improve the quantity, size and weight of fruits and flowers, maximising your yield.

You can expect all to boost resistance to pests, extreme heat and cold conditions (all contain plant hormones, amino acids, vitamins and peptides).

For best results, SHOGUN recommends using Sumo Boost / Active Boost alongside SHOGUN Geisha and SHOGUN PK Warrior 9/18.

Canna recommends using Canna Boost Accelerator alongside Canna PK 13 – 14.

6. Other growers say…

Both SHOGUN Sumo Boosts and Canna Boost Accelerator have a 5 star rating – growers think that they are all really good bloom enhancers to use.

SHOGUN Sumo Boost Reviews:

  • “Excellent works very well,” Neil L.
  • “Made a noticeable difference and the formation of my flowers were solid and dense with a really nice appearance,” Ed.
  • “I used canna boost before, but now I wouldn't go back. Better value for money than most other boosts out there!” Simon B.
  • “Best I have used in 25 years,” Chilli L.

Canna Boost Reviews:

  • “Really does give you more bang for your buck. Would recommend greatly,” Shaun B.
  • “Simply brilliant reacts almost instantly would highly recommend this,” Reg.
  • “Its just fabulous,” Sam R.

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