Alessandro Ghione and his sister Deborah Ghione at the IPM Essen in Germany.

“The market needs some good orange roses”

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“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 encouraging and we are planning to plant another 3ha next year”, says Girish Appana, CEO at Fontana Group, a Kenyan flower farm that mainly exports to Europe.

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