To determine which African yellow roses truly stood out from the rest, we recently sought the opinions of several Kenyan based rose growers and breeders. Jan Ruhe who is a veteran in the industry and currently in charge of Business Develoment at VegPro, pointed out Interplant’s yellow rose ‘Moonwalker’ as the best in terms of strength of colour. He was however quick to point out that the variety ‘Good Times’ from Kordes perfomed better in production although both grew large enough buds at high altitude. He also mentioned Penny Lane from Olij Roses, Sonrisa from De Ruiter and Viva from Schreurs as top quality roses.
Jagtap KT, the GM at Bigot Flowers spoke to us about the rose ‘Top Sun’ from Schreurs East Africa. He described the rose as a bright yellow, with very good production and that it perfoms very well in the retail market.
Tara is a nicely shaped rose by breeder Lex+ East Africa; she currently enjoys a lot of popularity in South America and has attracted a good number of Kenya growers. Lex East Africa GM Peter Mwangi says Tara+ grows a headsize of above 5cm average in high altitude and has good stemlenghth.New Moon
Traders and florists will find this new T-hybrid rose appealing mostly because of its vibrant yellow colour. New Moon is a healthy grower and versatile too since it does well at both low and high altitude farms.