Who We Are
Fontana Ltd is a group concentrated on growing the highest quality roses. The group consists of four farms in the Nakuru County region of Kenya. We grow 48 varieties from various breeders globally, concentrating on quality and new technical expertise in the field.
Collectively, Fontana Ltd has 110 hectares under greenhouse ranging from 1950 to 2600 meters above sea level. Each farm has its own propagation producing high quality grafted and t-budded plants.
We are committed to consistently produce roses of the highest quality, by keeping up to date with the latest production techniques, ensuring strict quality control, and taking utmost care in handling our valuable produce to ensure our roses meet the high expectations of our consumers.
Who we are?
Fontana ventured into the floriculture sector in 2004 to grow and export quality roses to primarily service the Global rose markets, and has been a key player in the development of the floriculture industry in Kenya. The company currently consists of four farms within the Rift Valley region of Kenya, starting out with a mere 6 hectares in 2004, and now standing at over 110 hectares with a vast number of varieties of roses in 2015. Each of our farms produces its own unique range of roses, with each range being separately marketed under its own unique brands. Each brand is based at different altitudes creating its own characteristics.
- Integrity – for us, integrity come with customer satisfaction.
- Quality – we strive for excellence through continuous improvement.
- Openness – we are committed to a culture of teamwork and collaboration.”
“The market needs some good orange colors”, says Alessandro Ghione of Nirp International. For this reason, this rose breeder invested years in enhancing their orange varieties and developing new ones. Lately, they introduced a new variety , called Tabasco and it is exclusively being grown by the Kenyan Fontana Group on 5ha. “The prices are […]
According to Appana, the prices have been extremely encouraging. “It has proved a good decision to market the Tabasco”, says Appana. “Being a new variety and a standard Orange color it takes time for the market to pick the Tabasco as the preferred orange. However, the current prices are already comparable with the best orange […]
The variety Tabasco is grown in Kenya by the Fontana Group under exclusive agreement. Appana: “At Fontana, we do strict selections from 2015 varieties. Only varieties that are not susceptible to botrytis, that have good vase life and after extensive testing are chosen. And the Tabasco was the chosen Orange among many varieties.” Nirp International […]