New flower varieties make their debut in Taipei exhibition

A promotional exhibition is taking place at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center between November 11 and 13, featuring some of the newest floral varieties in Taiwan as the country emerges from months-long Covid-19 woes.

Jointly organized by the Agriculture and Food Agency Council (AFAC) and local flower growers, the expo boasts more than 1,000 items, including both indigenously cultivated and imported varieties. It is the first large floricultural event this year after the cancelation of an orchid show in Tainan and a floral festival in Taichung due to the pandemic, according to the AFAC.

Among the highlights is a new type of flamingo lily developed by the Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station. Named “Kaohsiung No. 3,” it was rolled out last year and has already gained a foothold in the market with an 8% share.

The show also includes new varieties of poinsettia, flaming Katy, moth orchid, rainbow pink, and many more. While the event is mainly targeting wholesalers and retailers in the floricultural industry, everyone is invited to visit the show and relish the sea of blossoms.

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