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Postponement of Our Open House in Ecuador

March 18, 2020

It is regrettable that we had to postpone our open house which was planned for Wednesday 18th and 19th Thursday, 2020 in our Demnar farm, Tabacundo Cayambe.

United Selections Latin America and all our global subsidiaries cares about our clients’ health and well-being. We stand in solidarity with the entire flower industry as we all go through this trying moment which we shall overcome.

We further extend warm greetings and fraternal hug to all families; who with their work, makes it possible for everyone to enjoy our roses at the comfort of their homes.

Thank you very much and stay safe.

If you need more information, contact;

Hugo Cifuentes
hcifuentes@united-selections.com
0995675353.

Or Jelle Posthumus
jposthumus@united-selections.com

Welcome to Our Open House in Denmar, Ecuador

March 11, 2020

We welcome you to our 2020 open day event at Denmar. We will present, besides our proven varieties, like Finally, Lighthouse, Confidential our new additions to our commercial assortment. The new varieties include; Whitehouse, Vesper, and Brickhouse.

Place: Our showroom inside Denmar’s farm, PanamericanaNorte km 47 vía Tabacundo-Cayambe.
Date: Wednesday,18th and Thursday, 19 March 2020.
Hour: from 9:00 am to 3 pm.

We (United Selections team) are looking forward to warmly welcome you and show you our latest beauties.

Please confirm your attendance by replying to:

Hugo Cifuentes
hcifuentes@united-selections.com
0995675353.

A bright and Successful Naivasha Open Day, Kenya

March 5, 2020

Last week we held our second Naivasha open day since the official opening of the facility two years ago. Thanks to smooth operations, our showhouse was looking full and colourful than ever before. We received a lot of clients and other visitors who made the event a great success.

The new additions to our assortment received the most attention with the following topping the list:

  1. Miss Mardi (Lavender/Lilac)
  2. Kick Off (Bi yellow)
  3. Pink Nature (Soft Pink)
  4. Yellow Sunburst (Yellow)
  5. Madam Pink (Pink)

We will keep collecting data on these varieties and update all of you on their performance but so far things are looking good! Thank you all for giving us an opportunity to host you.

Have any questions, please send us an email;

marketing@united-selections.com

Join us During our Naivasha Open Day

February 18, 2020

You are warmly welcomed to join us during our upcoming Naivasha open day on February 27 and 28, 2020. This will be our second open day since we started full operations in Naivasha. As such, preparations are underway to ensure we have yet another great event.

This open day will focus on low altitude assortment, retail as well as introduction of new varieties. Some of the latest additions to our assortment are only available at this location. For instance, Purple SurpriseExperience, and Fancy Pink. We therefore, encourage you to visit even if you recently visited our Nakuru location.

Our Naivasha facility is located in Flower Business Park just next to Bigot. Below are more details.

Naivasha Open Day 2020 Details;
Venue: Naivasha Showhouse, Kenya. Located inside the Flower Business Park.
Day(s): Thursday, 27th February 2020 – Friday, 27th February 2020.
Time: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily.
Lunch will be served.

We look forward to your presence!

For more information, please contact:
marketing@united-selections.com

Our First Open Day for the Year was a Success

January 24, 2020

Last week we held our first open day of the year in Nakuru, Kenya. The theme of the day was “breeding a colourful future sustainably.” The event was well attended by Kenyan flower growers, suppliers and other stakeholders in the flower industry.

We took the opportunity to highlight more of our spray roses such as Royal Magic, Tender Blossoms, and Pink Blossoms. But it’s the new codes that received a lot of reaction from the growers. These included; US-6052V (a beautiful red spray) and US-6037V.

Furthermore, we introduced our latest member of Madam’s Family – Madam Pink which we believe it is going to be very popular in the market – piggybacking on the success of its predecessor – Madam Red. Other new varieties unveiled include; Capture (Pink), Mauna Loa (Baby Pink), Gladiator (Red), Snow White (White), and Sunny Confidential (Yellow).

 

Inauguration of the solar project

During the two days event, we celebrated the event’s theme by launching our solar project spear-headed by ecoligo a German-based company. The project comprises a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system with a capacity of 110 kWp. The system provides our farm with clean energy during the day, saving up to 113 tonnes of Carbon dioxide emissions per year.

This solar project was coordinated and implemented by ecoligo, which is also the project owner and operator, in cooperation with its partners. As the engineering and turnkey construction company, Yingli Namene Solar was responsible for the installation and takes care of the ongoing operation and maintenance of the system.

It is our commitment to continue pursuing environmental-friendly ways of breeding a colourful future sustainably.

 

For more information, please contact;

E: marketing@united-selections.com

W: www.united-selections.com

Madam’s Family Roses – What Makes them Really Awesome?

January 14, 2020

Better still, what really makes a rose variety great? Everyone definitely has a different answer to this question depending on the individual’s personal preferences.

But regardless of this fact, there are universal characteristics that distinguish a mediocre variety to a strong one. The basic traits are the variety color, the length of the stem, the presence or lack of thorns, the sensitivity to diseases, and the ease of growth.

As a breeder, we play a very important role in ensuring that we replicate as much of the desirable characteristics as possible in as a natural process as practicable. We have been able to set up a robust breeding and selection program. Through this program, we are able to introduce superior varieties to the market. For example, in less than a decade ago, we introduced a dynamic red rose variety in the market – Madam Red (a popular Valentine’s Day rose flower).

Today, we have a series of roses with similar characteristics as Madam Red. Together, they form what we call the “Madam’s Family.” These rose varieties include; Madam Red itself, Madam Cerise, Madam Pink, and many more to come.

There are numerous traits that make Madam’s Family stand out from most of the varieties already in the market but below are the most important ones:

  • Great transport characteristics.
  • 100% satisfaction for your customers.
  • Available in good quantities and quality.
  • Always 100% opening on the vase and bouquets.
  • No thorns and beautiful range of colors including red, pink, and cerise.

For more information about Madam’s Family or to request for wall posters of Madam Red, Madam Cerise, and Madam Pink, please contact;

marketing@united-selections.com

www.united-selections.com

Welcome to our Open Days and Solar Inauguration

January 6, 2020

Many thanks for walking the 2019 journey with us. As we usher in a brand-new year, we wish you a prosperous year 2020. As a breeder, we have a lot of interesting plans ahead. For a start, we will be having our annual Nakuru Open days on 16th and 17th this month which you’re invited to

In addition, unlike the previous events, together with Ecoligo, we will be inaugurating our solar project which kicked off late last year. You are encouraged to attend to find out how it could benefit your company as well.

As usual, we will have on flush several new varieties such as Pink Palace, Mauna Loa, Capture just to mention a few recently introduced and we’re looking forward to a great day.

Open Day 2020 Details;
Venue: Nakuru Showhouse, Near Lord Egerton Castle.
Day(s): 16th January 2020 -17th January 2020.
Time: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily.

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Happy New Year 2020!

January 4, 2020

2019 was a great year for us having unveiled interesting varieties such as Madam Pink, Capture, Pink Palace and many more. We were also able to evaluate the performance of our spray product line having completed one year since the introduction to the market. And the results are good.

As we usher in a new year, we would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2020 full of great milestones!

Case Study: Our Spray Assortment Keeps Growing!

December 18, 2019

In June 2018, we unveiled a new product line of spray roses. We introduced three categories of sprays namely: Classic Selections, Blossom Selections, and Magical Selections. Exactly one and a half years down the line and our spray assortment have grown remarkably.

We have been able to introduce some of them to the market and the reception has been great. These varieties include; Royal Magic, Pink Blossoms, Pink Flame Classic, Tender Blossoms, Candy Blossoms, Sweet Pink Classic, Blushing Blossoms, and Fire Blossoms (You can find the highlights below). As we move forward into the new year and beyond, we are expecting even better selections.

Our success as a breeder is built on the results of our clients and stakeholders through the Early Involvement Program. It is because of this reason that we’ll keep you updated on all developments as we continue to breed a successful future together.

 

 

Case Study: Omang Successfully Growing Beautiful Spray Roses

Omang (Expressions) was one of the first farms to plant United Selections sprays commercially. These include Royal Magic, Pink Blossoms and Tender Blossoms. We had the opportunity to speak to Expressions’ farm manager, Mr. Brijesh Patel and R&D Officer Mr. Moses Mugambi and here were their perspectives on these three varieties.

 

Pink Blossoms

According to the farm manager, the general performance is great in terms of production, stem length, and the headsize. They noted that each stem has 7+ uniform flower heads which they found impressive. Pink Blossoms has decent transport characteristics as well as good vaselife.

 

Royal Magic

75% of the crop has a length of 60 cm and above, producing stronger stems which are able to sustain the weight of the flower heads. On each stem there are 7+ uniform heads with a disc-shaped opening. According to the farm manager Mr. Brijesh Patel, this is his favourite spray because of the unique colour, unique garden opening as well as superior vaselife.

 

Tender Blossoms

Although this is one of the shortest in comparison to first two (mostly 50’s), it is hardy in terms of pest and diseases.

In general, they are happy with the performance of all the three spray varieties and they’ve recently increased the areas under production to guarantee supply consistency and reliability.

For more information about our sprays, contact;

marketing@united-selections.com

 

Visit us During the Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2019

September 13, 2019

We warmly welcome you to yet another edition of the annual Naivasha Hortifair. We would be privileged to have you visit our stand at the usual location (along Road A1), where we will have a lot of interesting rose varieties on display.

For instance, we have recently added another great mutation of the popular Madam Red called Madam Pink. In addition, we will also have plenty more recent additions to our existing assortment.

More Details
Event: Naivasha Horticultural Fair’ 2019
Day(s): 20th & 21st September, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

For more details contact; marketing@united-selections.com