During this year's IFTEX show, Kordes Roses showcased an inspiring assortment primarily geared towards better quality and higher production. This according to Christian Meuschke, Marketing Manager at Kordes Roses East Africa is key for rose growers in the region to remain competitive in the market.
Christian also noted an improvement in standards displayed at this year's show but at the same time decried a low turn out of international buyers.
At the IFTEX show, among the rose varieties Kordes Roses showcased was Evita®, one of their 2015 novelties noted to be similar yet more productive than their well known winning variety, Athena®
The medium sized Evita is a premium white with good production, a long stem and other notable growing and trade characteristics.
Evita at a glance
Production of stems/m²/a 240-280
Stem length 40-60 cm
Vaselife 18 days
With a bright red color, Mandy is a medium sized 2015 Novelty by Kordes Roses that is a good producer realizing an average production of 240 stems at the Naivasha altitude, and a vaselife of 20 days.
This is a Large commercial variety from Kordes with average production of 140 - 180 stems/m²/a , Stem length of 50-70 cm and a Vaselife of upto 16 days.
Medium sized brilliant yellow with a production of 230 - 280 stems/m²/,a Stem length of average 40-60 cm and Vaselife of average 18 days