Dümmen Orange recognized at SAF 2018

Dümmen Orange recognized at SAF 2018

The breeder and its growing partners had 25 varieties recognized at the event, which took place in September.

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October 8, 2018
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The Society of American Florists (SAF) provides marketing, government advocacy, industry intelligence and best practices information for all participants in the U.S, floral industry. The annual SAF conference contains four days of education, networking, competitions, presentations of new floral and tech products, honors. For each competition, three judges – a retailer, a wholesaler, and a grower – award points to cut flowers and potted plants in each product category. A variety with a high score has high sales potential because it tailors to each of the judge’s segments. Over 95 companies entered the Outstanding Varieties Competition with more than 250 varieties.

Dümmen Orange, together with several grower partners, entered the Outstanding Varieties Competition with a selection of top-billing cut flowers for the North American market. The results were amazing! Thirteen Dümmen Orange products were entered, of which 12 were awarded with either a Blue Ribbon (highest jury score) or a Red Ribbon (runner up jury score). In addition, our grower partners were awarded with a grand total of 13 Blue and Red Ribbons.

Bas Pellenaars, Commercial Director Latin America at Dümmen Orange states, “It makes me proud to see that none of the participants in the competition take the competition lightly. They prepare months ahead to participate with the best quality product and spend hours on getting every detail right, until minutes before the deadline runs out. Winning so many ribbons is a great acknowledgement of the quality of our genetics and the quality of the products grown by our chain partners and colleagues!”

Christa Boerlage, Product Manager Cut Flowers North America at Dümmen Orange adds: “It’s always a great pleasure attending the annual SAF Convention and participating in the Outstanding Varieties Competition, because it gives us the opportunity to connect with retail florists as well as wholesale contacts and growers and learn more about their preferences.”

The award winning Dümmen Orange entries are:

  • Gerbera Terra Ezra – Blue Ribbon (grown by Ocean Breeze Int.)
  • Gerbera Alcolea – Blue Ribbon (grown by Ocean Breeze Int.)
  • Germini Picture Perfect – Blue Ribbon (grown by Ocean Breeze Int.)
  • Germini Manolo – Blue Ribbon (grown by Ocean Breeze Int.)
  • Mum Andrea – Blue Ribbon (grown by Flores Silvestres)
  • Mum Veronica – Blue Ribbon (grown by Flores Silvestres)
  • Rose Silantoi– Blue Ribbon (grown by Dümmen Orange Ecuador)
  • Rose Sahara Sensation – Red Ribbon (grown by Dümmen Orange Ecuador)
  • Rose Andrea – Red Ribbon (grown by Dümmen Orange Ecuador)
  • Carnation Marty – Red Ribbon (grown by Flexport de Colombia)
  • Carnation Zeppelin – Blue Ribbon (grown by La Gaitana Farms)
  • Carnation Novia - Red Ribbon (grown by La Gaitana Farms)

The award winning entries from our growers/partners are:

  • Gerbera Terra Ezra – Blue Ribbon – Green Valley
  • Gerbera Terra Lauro – Blue Ribbon – Green Valley
  • Gerbera Bubblicious – Red Ribbon – Green Valley
  • Rose Peach Avalanche - Red Ribbon – Hojaverde Cia Ltda
  • Carnation Zeppelin – Red Ribbon – Flores Funza
  • Rose Christa – Red Ribbon – Rosaprima
  • Rose Shukrani – Red Ribbon –Rosaprima
  • Rose Catalina- Red Ribbon –Rosaprima
  • Rose Pink Fragrance – Red Ribbon- Alexandra Farms
  • Rose Caralinda – Red Ribbon – Royal Flowers
  • Tiara – Blue Ribbon – Alexandra Farms
  • Rose Mansfield Park – Red Ribbon – Eufloria Flowers
  • Pride of Jane – Red Ribbon – Eufloria Flowers

Photo courtesy of Dümmen Orange

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