This year Berg RoseS is celebrating 45 years of rose-growing. Over those years they have had the privilege of growing many different varieties, including various red roses. That started as far back as 1975 with ‘Garnette’.
Arie van den Berg joined Berg RoseS in 1991. "At that time, we were growing the red rose ‘Madelon’, later followed by First Red, 4U+ and Red Berlin. The Red Berlin bushes were cleared in 2007, ending a long tradition of red roses at Berg RoseS. But that’s changing now. After all, Berg RoseS is known for its wide range of high quality roses in many colours, and obviously that should include a red rose."
Con Amore from Kordes Roses
After a long search over several years visiting various breeders, Berg RoseS is now delighted to announce to have selected the Con Amore from Kordes Roses. "Last summer part of the Avalanche+ and the Avalanche Candy+ was cleared and 21,000 m² of Con Amore was planted."
"Con Amore is an elegant rose with a bright red colour and a broad bud, which was already planted in 2019 by Limburg based Dutch grower Van der Hulst and also by several growers in Russia and Poland. The Con Amore’s strengths are that the rose does not suffer variegated discolouration, is not easily damaged, has no dark spots and does not ripen too rapidly", says Johan Berk of Kordes Roses.
"The leaves are also very vigorous and not prone to fungal infections. That means that Con Amore needs far fewer pesticides than other red roses Con Amore also uses energy very efficiently." Berg RoseS believes that this is the world’s most sustainable red rose.
Berg RoseS has started auctioning Con Amore at Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer from end of October. They will initially be selling the Con Amore under the Allure brand. The Allure roses have been selected by the sorter based on bud size. "The crème de la crème of Con Amore, specially selected for the Allure brand. The Allure brand is thereby showing itself once again to be one of the top rose brands, with an ever-growing range of star performers."
2645 BD Delfgauw