Royal Van Zanten takes home two main ‘Best in Class’ awards during SAF.

7 Sep 2023

Chrysanthemum Bonita Orange and Alstroemeria Florentina Selected Best in Class by American Floral Industry.

Bonita Orange, a fresh looking Chrysanthemum has won a blue ribbon as well as the award for ‘Best in Class’.  Besides Bonita also Alstroemeria Florentina a large lavender Alstroemeria won a blue ribbon and the title ‘Best in Class’ in the outstanding varieties competition. Absolutely a great compliment for our breeding activities.

The competition is held yearly during the annual convention of the Society of American Florists. The event brings together leading members of the floral industry in Phoenix,  Arizona: September 7-9.

Manager Marketing & Business Development Rob van der Helm said “Last year we had a great success with one variety as best in class and 7 ribbons. This year we are very happy with even two varieties who are best in class. Our breeding efforts paid off and we are sure that also next year we will surprise with new flowers who will steal the show.”

The outstanding varieties competition judges varieties for their color and commercial appeal, stem and foliage, bloom-form, consistency, quality, free from defect or disease and overall quality / presentation. Only varieties that are currently available on the commercial market are eligible to compete.

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