Most players in the Kenyan floriculture industry have had good stories to share regarding this year's valentine's day sales. A good number of them had a chance to compare notes on this and more at the De Ruiter East Africa facility located in Naivasha Kesho where the breeder hosted rose growers and other floriculture stakeholders for open days on 27th and 28th February.
This was the first 'open days' for De Ruiter East Africa this year; which is strategic for the breeder since it enables them to focus on potential sales for the rest of the year after the valentine's period. Those in attendance had a chance to sample new introductions and codes, as well as commercially proven De Ruiter rose varieties.
VIDEO: De Ruiter East Africa Open Day Feb 27 - 28 Naivasha
Below is a photo report showing guest interactions during the 2-day event.
CLICK HERE to read about and sample some of the new and established rose varieties we found to be most promising and fascinating during our coverage of the open days.