Novelties Summer Days 2023
1. Best Market Release
Important points are: Shelf life, availability, responsible product and compatibility with current market needs. The jury consists of international experts.
2. Best KVBC Novelty
The cultivars are judged by an independent KVBC jury on ornamental value, flower colour, flowering time and period, leaf colour, shape of the plant, but also on characteristics such as health and propagation.
3. Visitors' favourite
There are 15 candidates in this category. Visitors could cast their votes during the PLANTARIUM|GROEN-Direkt days through the green balls.
The winner of the GREEN RETAIL AWARD is...
In the picture from left to right: Helma van der Louw (president KVBC), Jolien Vermeulen – Van der Vegt (grower), Nick Duijvestijn (Highland Potplants), Linda Veelenturf-Hoogendoorn and Marjolein Wieckardt (both PLANTARIUM|GROEN-Direkt)
Agapanthus praecox 'HPP4087'
(AMOURETTE SUPERB WHITE)
Highland Potplants, from ’s-Gravenzande
Agapanthus praecox ‘HPP4087’ (AMOURETTE SUPERB WHITE) has a fresh white colour and is particularly richly flowering with many flower stems and many flowers per inflorescence. The plant is continuous-flowering; new stems are formed all the time. The KVBC judges were delighted with the good presentation showing small but very richly flowering plants in garden centre quality.
The judging of the new cultivars is done by an independent judging committee of the Royal Association for Boskoop Cultures (KVBC) where everything revolves around assortment. This ensures the correctness and quality of the inspections. The jury judges the plants on ornamental value, flower colour, flowering time and period, leaf colour, plant shape but also on characteristics such as health and propagation. Below are the entries for judging during GREEN-Direkt's Summer Days on 12 and 13 June 2023.