Harvest Flowers Ltd has been in existence for the past 15 years and currently has three farms in production. Athi farm at an Altitude of 1500M and specializes in production of Spray roses and standard roses. Current area under production is 22 ha. Top Farm in central region of Kenya- North Kinangop at an Altitude of 2400M and specializes in production of Premium T-Hybrids and premium Spray roses. Current area under production is 12 ha. New Top Farm right at the foot of Aberdare Ranges at an Altitude of 2400M and specializes in production of Premium T-Hybrids and Premium Sprays. Current area under production 6 ha.
Currently, New Top Farm and Top Harvest Farm have planted 0.25ha and 0.05ha of Mayfair! variety respectively. When we spoke to Mr. Julius Oloo the Farm Manager described the Peach color rose as an easy grower, with a production of 180 – 200 stems per square meter at an altitude of 2,400m ASL. At the farm they get a length of between 60-80cm.
Mr. Oloo says that their target market for the variety is to florists in the UK, Sweden and Norway. “The variety is a good transporter. Our clients like the way it opens on the vase and are particularly impressed with the unique color and relatively good vase life of up to10- 14 days," says Julius.
Mayfair! Has the following characteristics:
- Color - peach
- Length 60 – 80cm
- Production is 180 – 200 stems per M2 per year.
- Has a vase life of 10– 14 days
- Normal susceptibility to pests & diseases
- Head size is 5cm
- Has a very good presentation in the buckets & on the vase.
- Very nice leaves