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Penstemon Pentastic develops healthy blush

"It seems like this new color was the missing part of the series", says Haim Rosenblum of Hishtil. The series in question is the Penstemon Pentastic and Blush is the new color that has been added. This Israeli propagator presented this color for the first time at the California Spring Trials last month and.....

UK: Ashwood Nurseries win again

Ashwood Nurseries win again at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Show with a display of Ashwood Hybrid Hellebores shown months after their normal flowering season. The Hybrids are the result of many years of breeding by Kevin Butcher at Ashwood.Ashwood Hybrid Hellebores at RHS Chelsea ShowThe plants.....

Ard Ammerlaan, Prudac:

Breeding is not just for the 'big boys'

The breeding of both vegetables and ornamentals is dominated by big corporations, but that's not the entire market. Smaller companies are also active; admittedly they do not have the big money, but still know how to put beautiful varieties on the market. "At the core it is not that difficult. You too are a.....

Selecta One launches Spring Annuals catalogue 2018/19

The bedding and balcony season is in full swing – we already welcomed the first days of summer and balconies and gardens are being planted and worked on again. To celebrate the season, Selecta One presented its new Spring Annuals catalogue 2018/2019. In this catalogue you can find the familiar overview of.....

June 12-14, Boskoop-Hazerswoude, NL:

Garden Trials: Plantipp and Concept Plants signs up nine introductions for Novelty Trials

Plantipp and Concept Plants participate in the very first edition of the Garden Trials and Trade. The Garden Trials and Trade is the only stop where about 30 companies are showcasing their new varieties in the area of woody plants and perennials. This offers an opportunity to see these innovations in full.....

Anat Moshes, Danziger"

"Kenya a major segment at the global floriculture market"

“Kenya is becoming indispensable for the global cut-flowers market” says Anat Moshes, VP Cut flowers sales at Danziger. “From year to year we witness the impressive development in capabilities of Kenya growers: Professional growing and handling, stronger connections with Europe largest wholesale companies,.....

CAST 2018: What you've missed at Suncrest and Pacific Plug & Liner

For 6 days, California was the center of the US floriculture sector last month. FloralDaily visited all locations and made a Photo Report of the event. In the weeks that followed, we presented the highlights of the participating companies in a series of articles. Today, we will present the last edition......

US (CO): Aggie Geranium connects campus eras

Just two weeks before he died, Carl Jorgensen visited a Fort Collins greenhouse to see a friend of 70 years.Jorgensen was 104 years old. Yet he instantly spotted the familiar geranium, with its bright, orangey-red blossoms.The throwback Colorado Aggie Geranium is blooming again after a collaboration between.....

Kenya: United Selections starts planting in Naivasha showhouse

After a few months of hard work, United Selections announces the start of planting their varieties in a brand new location in Naivasha. "A special thanks goes to the flower business park and Panda flowers team. They were of great support during this period", says Christopher Makomere. "We transferred an.....

Preview FlowerTrials #1

In just a few weeks, the FlowerTrials will take off. At the FlowerTrials 2018, no less than 60 breeding companies will present their newest varieties in pot- and bedding plants, as well as the latest innovations and concepts. At 32 locations, spread across three regions (Aalsmeer and the Westland region in.....

'Challenging times can create the greatest innovations'

When focusing on a single crop for many years, one comes across good and bad times. Challenging years can make some decide to shift focus and others to turn it into an opportunity. And this latter option is what Danish Rose grower Rosa ApS together with rose breeder Roses Forever did. In the most challenging.....

Danziger, Varinova, Syngenta, Proven Winners and Benary+

More highlights from CAST 2018

Many varieties were on display at the California Spring Trials 2018. So, even if you visited the event, you could have missed some. For this reason, FloralDaily.com will present several highlights that were on display at the participating companies in the coming weeks. In this article, we highlight the.....

June 6, Bleiswijk

NL: Applications for plant breeding in greenhouse horticulture

Plant breeding is the basis for the creation of new plant varieties that are more resilient, with high production and quality, which satisfies the requests of the consumers. In the area of genomic selection and high throughput technology, knowledge and expertise on crop physiology, resilience and phenotyping.....

Royal Van Zanten publishes new Colorita catalogue

After the Colorita potalstroemeria season, Royal Van Zanten announces its new Catalogue with both the Colorita assortment and the trendy Limonium Salt Lake. The breeder will introduce two new varieties: Mulan and Katiana.Mulan is a Lavender coloured variety with purple cheeks while Katiana is the sister of.....

Aviram Krell, Plantec Ecuador:

"What a premium red can mean year long"

Despite general low prices for red roses in Europe and the USA (which is normal for the time period between Valentines and Mother Day), the market still seems to be responding to special varieties. "These varieties that have not saturated the market's demand, and are iconic due to their form, quality, and.....

China: Hibiscus growers burned by coal ban

The beginning of the year, China has banned the use of coal in several industries. As a result, many hibiscus growers, as well as growers of several other crops, are not allowed to use coal anymore to heat the greenhouse. And as long as there is 'no' solution - there are solutions, but the alternatives are.....

Selecta One has new Dianthus and Early Spring Crops catalogues

Selecta One has revealed its catalogues of Dianthus and Early Spring Crops for the new season.In 2017 the company took a new approach concerning its sales strategy with a special pot carnation by addressing end consumers with a nationwide campaign for the first time. They continue the communications strategy.....

Part 4:

Sneak peek California Spring Trials 2018

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2018? In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each participating company in a series of five articles. In this edition, we show the top products from 8 companies; Beekenkamp, Sakata Ornamentals, Elsner-PAC, Westhoff, Jaldety,.....

Rosen Tantau taps into 'special variety trend' with Green Island Roses

Florists, designers and consumers are nowadays looking for special and unique varieties. Several breeders have seen this trend developing and have been investing years in creating new varieties. Also German rose breeder Rosen Tantau. After several years of breeding and three years of trialing, they could.....

Harm Custers, Takii Europe

How sunflowers led to meeting the Dutch king

I had the honor to meet with his Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of The Netherlands. We shook hands and had a brief conversation. It was an unforgettable experience. How did this happen? And why is it so special?by Harm Custers, Manager Marketing & Sales Flowers at Takii EuropeTakii is proud partner of.....

Roses Forever makes debut at FlowerTrials 2018

Looking for a new rose crop to grow?

"Finally, we can show all our series and novelties", says Rosa Eskelund of Roses Forever. This year, this Danish rose breeder will make their debut at the FlowerTrials, that will take place from June 12-15. At this four-day event, 60 breeders at 32 locations in Westland (NL), Aalsmeer (NL) and Rheinland.....

NL: Princess Margriet to attend Holland Bulb Market’s 150-year anniversary

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands will attend the 150th anniversary celebration of the Holland Bulb Market in Heiloo on Friday, April 20.The Dutch flower bulb company focuses on breeding new varieties of tulip, iris and amaryllis, and the cultivation and export of flower bulbs, cut flowers and plants......

Harkness New Roses represents Interplant Roses in Great Britain

From now on, the English rose specialist Harkness New Roses will offer the complete product line of breeder Interplant Roses to their clients. By means of this representation in the United Kingdom, Interplant gives substance to their international growth strategy of being a leading and innovative breeder of.....

Part 3:

Sneak peek California Spring Trials 2018

Just a couple of weeks left till the participants of the California Spring Trials 2018 open their doors. At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from April 14-19, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In a series of five.....

NL: GenNovation appoints Bart Brugmans as R&D-program manager

GenNovation has appointed Bart Brugmans as R&D-program manager. With the arrival of Bart the next step has been taken to realize the objectives of GenNovation.GenNovation is a newly established collaboration between Anthura, Florensis and Gebr. Vletter & Den Haan, three leading companies in.....

Secretary Perdue issues USDA statement on plant breeding innovation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement providing clarification on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) oversight of plants produced through innovative new breeding techniques which include techniques called genome editing.Under its biotechnology regulations, USDA does not.....

June 12-15

EU: FlowerTrials gathers 60 breeders

From 12 to 15 June, no less than 60 breeding companies in the Westland (NL), Aalsmeer (NL) and Rheinland Westfalen (DE) areas will open their doors to show their latest assortment in pot and bedding plants to growers, exporters and buyers from across the world.New Danish and Italian membersThree new.....

Japan launches online application system for new variety registration

The MAFF Electric Application System for Plant Variety Protection (EASPVP), based on The Plant Variety Protection and Seed Act, was launched in Japan on 26 March 2018.The PVP system is a national registration system of new plant variety for protecting breeders’ right as one of the intellectual property.....

Royal Van Zanten at the Keukenhof

Keukenhof is a worldwide concept and for many an annual event. Royal Van Zanten has been involved from the very beginning as a supplier of flower bulbs at Keukenhof. In the initial phase only tulip bulbs were delivered, but Keukenhof’s growth was in line with the growth of the assortment to be delivered......