“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 […]
According to Ghione, orange is a happy color which is purchased all year round, while other colors like yellow, red and white are more seasonal/periodical. Even though orange is a good color for year round production, the buyers are still looking for a longer lasting flower and more modern shapes. “We invested years in finding […]
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Kenya: “Cut rose price dropped by 25%””The market for cut roses has been quite down for the last three weeks,” says Arfhan Mughal of Fontana, a rose farm based in Nakuru, Kenya. According to him, the season from mid-June to mid-August is usually quite low for the Kenyan rose farmers. “Fortunately, the prices will go […]
Fontana Flowers scoped the Africa Flower Award in South Africa as the best supplier for fresh flowers.