Danziger presented a new game-changing chrysanthemum at SAF’s Outstanding Varieties Competition and won the big prize Add New Topic
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- September 25, 2021 at 11:49 am #22956WillieeArmelliniKeymaster
Danziger presented a new game-changing chrysanthemum at SAF’s Outstanding Varieties Competition and won the big prize
SAF Outstanding Varieties Competition, September 22nd Orlando, USA.
Danziger is honored to be the winner of the best in class prize and also the best in show prize for AMOR™ CANDY, with its unique pink flowers, combined with a vivid green center, a true eye catcher that grabs attention from afar. According to SAF’s board members, this is only the second time that a chrysanthemum variety has won this prestigious prize in 136 years!
“The first thing you notice is its intense color,” says Jim DelPrince, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, Associate Extension Professor at Mississippi State University. “The rays [the petal-like parts] are a red-violet, and the disks [the centers] are a yellow-green. These are direct opposites on the color wheel, which produces a very powerful appearance.”
Additionally, he notes, this chrysanthemum variety is very “floriferous” and boasts long laterals. “Those traits make it easy to use in a vase, foam, wire mesh, chicken wire, coconut coir, and rockwall base,” says Delprince. “These are some of the many reasons this entry was head and shoulders above the rest.”
Fellow judge Lani Callister, Fresh Flower manager of Ensign Wholesale Floral in Salt Lake City, Utah, echoes his comments. “It’s a really appealing claret wine color,” she says. “And those laterals are amazing. One stem could serve as a focal flower.”
Judges at the competition scored each entry based on color and commercial appeal, stem and foliage, bloom form and size, and overall presentation. The judging panel, which included three retailer, three growers and three wholesalers, evaluated specific categories of flowers, and the entry with the highest score won “Best in Class.”
Danziger also won the blue ribbon prize for Lepidium, Green Dragon® a magnificent green volume variety that was grown by Skyflowers Colombia. Two red ribbon prizes were awarded to Danziger for its chrysanthemum variety named Passion™ de Almendra™ and for a new cut rose variety named Maggi that was grown by Greenrose Ecuador.
Founded in the 1950s, Danziger is one of the world’s most innovative floriculture companies; creating extraordinary flower varieties that help customers all along the supply chain, achieve extraordinary success.
Powered by one of the flower industry’s largest R&D departments, and with cutting-edge propagation facilities and nurseries in Israel, Guatemala, Kenya, and Colombia, Danziger supplies elite quality vegetative material to about 1,000 customers in over 60 countries.
Danziger manages hundreds of varieties under Plant Breeders’ Rights. Through collaborative partnerships with growers, Danziger continuously explores new ways to capture the market’s imagination, while staying true to its roots as a family business.
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