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Ecuador 2012: Test Rose Varieties

So before we get to the gorgeous eye candy that Sabrina has to share with you, I wanted to start by saying about 4 weeks ago, I was contacted by Ramiro Peñaherrera, whom you may know as he is the director of Flowers For Kids.  He was recruiting a group of bloggers and writers to go down to Ecuador to attend the FlorEcuador/Agriflor show in Quito and tour a few farms.  I was so excited to be given such an opportunity, but realized that I couldn’t go as I had personal travel plans already booked.  Fortunately, my team member, Sabrina Mesa was able to go and I cannot wait to share with you all of the great content that she was able to gather!  A big shout out and thank you to Ramiro for thinking of Mayesh!  Enjoy and stay tuned!

 

Blogger:  Sabrina Mesa

 

I just could not wait to share some of these awesome pictures with you all!  Last week I was in Ecuador attending a tour of farms as well as attending the FlorEcuador/Agriflor show in Quito.  One of my favorite farms was Rosaprima.

 

 

Located in Cayambe which is a little over an hour drive from Quito. Rosaprima is one of the largest farms in the area. Some pretty impressive stats:

  • 17 years in business
  • 70 hectares or 172.97 acres of land
  • 800 employees
  • 36,000,000 stems per year grown
  • 120 rose varieties

My favorite part of the tour was the testing greenhouse containing possible future production roses.  All of the varieties below are in testing phase and are only known as numbers. Aren’t they beautiful? These pictures are just a handful of varieties that I found intriguing. Many of these varieties will never go into production for one reason or another. The entire greenhouse is filled with new and amazing roses.

More info on this farm and all of the other farms I visited on my trip to Ecuador coming to you soon.

And don’t forget while browsing the images below: these are NOT available and may never be, BUT if they do eventually make it to commercial production, we will let you know!

 

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