This past week Interplant Roses arrived in Ecuador to make a new round of selections with Plantec. The entourage from Interplant, including top management and head breeder along with the selecting specialists and top management from Plantec, started their work week with the Sunday sunrise, working to see how hybrids from the past 24 months were behaving, progressing, and what promising new varieties would be viable for current market conditions. Massive progress has been made: varieties that would have been top of the line a decade ago are now discarded due to the increasing demands and expectations of growers in Ecuador.
Interplant Roses has always prided itself on new rose shapes and textures. Its vision is clearly visible to distinguish, and recent successful varieties are evidence of the work that goes into their process in Holland. Varieties such as Gold Finch, a vibrant yellow rose, with a large bud size and excellent production are a treat to work with and are already entering the market with such force that finding propagation material is proving to be a massive challenge, even with hundreds of thousands of plants already in production.
Other varieties such as Red Panther (a mutation that occurred naturally in Ecuador) or Explorer are creating a hype factor in local markets that are driving florists to contact Plantec directly asking who can provide them with flowers. Red Panther shows an elegant marbled design totally unique and extravagant.
"As work with Interplant continues, we are sure that new innovative varieties will continue to take the South American Rose market to new heights", said Aviram Krel, Public Relation Manager at Plantec.