"While this year's Proflora was postponed, we still held the Varieties Competition"

Proflora, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Procolombia awarded prizes to the winners of the 2021 Varieties Competition in the Breeder and Producer categories; selecting, at the same time, a Grand Champion for the event.

Quoting Augusto Solano, President of Asocolflores, “this competition reaffirms the commitment and boost of the floriculture industry in times of economic reactivation when, more than ever, we are committed to generating employment and exports for our country. As a business association, we believe these events show the international community that the Colombian flower growers continue working and set trends within the sector”.

Traditionally, the Varieties Competition is held as part of Proflora, but, given the number of international visitors that this event attracts, and in view of the health warning raised by the pandemic, it was decided to postpone Proflora until 2023. Yet, the 2021 Varieties Competition was held as a Proflora 2023 preview.

Through this event and with the participation of flower producers and breeder companies, Colombia places itself as the global core of flower production, setting the foundation for exporters to conquer new markets.

The qualifying jury was chaired by Jaap Kras, a floral expert with ample background in international floriculture. 14 flower varieties received prices in two categories: Breeders and Producers.

The 3 main awards were granted as follows:                        

Company: Royal Van Zanten
Category: Alstroemerias
Variety: BE253

Champion producer category
Company: Vuelven SAS
Category: Standard Roses
Variety: Bluez

Grand Champion
Company: Vuelven SAS
Category: Standard Roses
Variety: Bluez

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