Frost Threatens Colombian Flowers For Valentine's Day

Weather forecasts indicated that the second half on January would continue to be dry, but also bring freezing temperatures, with the accompanying, much feared, frost, which might badly damage flowers, particularly roses.

Disbudded Chrysanthemum Anastasia Star Pink Wins Prestigious Glass Tulip

February 1, 2012 Deliflor Chrysanten

On 19 January, Deliflor Chrysanten’s innovative disbudded chrysanthemum Anastasia Star Pink won the Glass Tulip 2012. During a festive evening in Hotels van Oranje in Noordwijk (Netherlands), Kwekerij Arcadia was presented with the award. The expert panel of judges voted Anastasia Star Pink to be the product with the most successful market introduction of all 5 nominated cut flowers. A nice detail is that this is the very first time a chrysanthemum has been elected the best market introduction.

I Love Produce/USA & Lantao/China Host Tour Of Chinese Produce Markets & The New Largest Food Market In Asia

February 1, 2012 I Love Produce, LLC

In conjunction with Chinese New Year, Jim Provost of I Love Produce and John Wang of Lantao hosted executives from Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee, WA and Jasmine Vineyards, Delano, CA to visit several of China’s markets for imported fruit.

Val Verde Vegetable Expands Variety Trials, Adds New Products

February 1, 2012 Val Verde Vegetable Co.

After years of absence from the Rio Grande Valley, Val Verde Vegetable Company is helping cauliflower make a comeback and introducing other new products, including green onions.

Heritage Reserve Navel Oranges Return In February

February 1, 2012 LoBue Citrus

LoBue Citrus today announced that Heritage Reserve™ Navel Oranges—a flavor-driven, limited-run navel program—will begin shipping February 22, 2012.