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.
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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:
For more information about Madam’s Family or to request for wall posters of Madam Red, Madam Cerise, and Madam Pink, please contact;
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Event: Naivasha Horticultural Fair’ 2019
Day(s): 20th & 21st September, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
For more details contact; email@example.com
July 19, 2019
United Selections is a premier rose breeder headquartered in Nakuru, Kenya. For several years, the company has operated by its slogan “breeding a colourful future.” It’s through this mantra that the company strives to create a better environment for everyone by being sustainable in all their operations.
In view of this, United Selections has closed a lease contract with Kenyan-based project owner Ecoligo Ltd (100% subsidiary of the Ecoligo GmbH). Together, they’re planning to roll out a solar-powered system.
The planned photovoltaic system with a total capacity of 110 kWp will power the farm in Nakuru, Kenya. As a result, United Selections will not only save on the electricity costs but also the CO 2 emissions of the company which will reduce by up to 113 tonnes of CO 2 per year.
This project is expected to kick off in August/September of this year. We’ll keep you updated on all the developments as they happen. Stay up to date on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
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June 4, 2019
Preparations are underway at this year’s IFTEX edition in Nairobi, Kenya. During the event, we’ll unveil some new colorful standard varieties such as Selina, Yellow Choice, Yellow Sunburst and Pink Pearl.
For these and more, we warmly invite you to join us during the IFTEX 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. As always, we are at our usual location stand #B4.01.
Venue: Visa Oshwal Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
Day(s): Wed 5th, Thur 6th, & Fri 7th June 2019
Time: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily
Stand #: B4.01
See you then!
April 3, 2019
Almost one year after we unveiled our new sprays, some have already been introduced to the auction by Omang. These include Pink Blossoms, Tender Blossoms, and soon Royal Magic will be introduced as well.
As we continue to develop this product line to better meet the needs of the consumers, we’ve recently added even more sprays to our portfolio. Below are some to watch out in the days to come.
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January 31, 2019
We’re happy to announce that Magic Confidential will be introduced to the auction in Holland by Bahati Premium Roses tomorrow! Magic Confidential is the sister to Confidential – one of the best orange in the market.
VBN Code: 122 336
Length: 50-80 cm
Headsize: 5 – 6 cm