26 February 2019
WAC opens new trials sites in Colombia and Ecuador
Photo caption: Edgar Orjuela (centre left) and Martin Yepes (right ), WAC representatives in Ecuador and Colombia, respectively, inspect a bed of Bali at the new WAC test location in Cayambe, Ecuador.
WAC, Wagagai Agriom Combination, has opened new trial sites for roses in Ecuador and Columbia. In 2018 several hundred WAC selections
were planted at both sites. "During the open days in March, we will be proud to present them to potential customers", says Agriom director Jaap Stelder.
Wider range of possibilities
The WAC rose trial site at an altitude of 2800 metres in Cayambe, Ecuador is located at the Flowerfest nursery. The WAC used to have a test location at
Fiscella in Cayambe. "However, we ceased that cooperation as Flowerfest offers a wider range of possibilities", explains Stelder. "South America is a key market.
We want to introduce South American growers to the WAC range and no longer focus solely on sales in African production areas. " Within WAC, breeding company Agriom
from De Kwakel and Ugandan grower Wagagai have joined forces to develop new selections.
The keen interest shown by South American growers in the WAC range is underlined by the fact that Ecoroses, a nursey at an altitude of 3100 metres in Machachi, Ecuador,
planted a trial bed with Bali in October last year. "This rose with flamingo-coloured petals on the outside and a cream-coloured heart is a true talent, and the same can
be said of the bi-coloured Catch and certain selections that are still identified by number'', says Stelder. The WAC range planted at the test location in Ecuador can be
visited during the open days to be held at the end of March.
Later on in the season, open days are also planned at the WAC trial site at an altitude of 2700 metres in Colombia at Unique Collection Farms in Savanna de Bogota. "Our
selections there were planted a little later and in a slightly
less advanced stage of growth. But we naturally also want to show them to any interested growers. They looked fabulous when I was there in January, so that's very promising!"
For more information contact:
Agriom: Jaap Stelder director, +31 6 5140 8341 / firstname.lastname@example.org , www.agriom.nl
WAC Ecuador: Edgar Orjuela, +593 999706451 / email@example.com
WAC Colombia: Martin Yepes, +57 314 4597115 / firstname.lastname@example.org
WAC Kenya: Richard McGonnell, +254 722 810 968 / email@example.com
20 February 2019
February 28th and March 1st: Open Days at WAC in Naivasha
WAC will be having open days at their trial site in Naivasha, Kenya on Thursday February 28 and Friday March 1.
"We will be showing all our latest newest selections including the first viewing of the 2019 selection", says Richard McGonnell, Sales Manager at WAC.
"For those that may not know where we are located, we are on Wildfire Farm, Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha, opposite the entrance to Enashipai Hotel.
Welcome at Wildfire Farm!"
Contact Richard McGonnell for more information. Phone +254 722 81 09 68
27 September 2018
Announcement Roooz contest winners at Naivasha Horticultural Fair
Naivasha, 27 September 2018 - At the Naivasha Horticultural Fair, Bert Middelkoop from Zuurbier International announced the winners
of the ROOOZ contest 2018. 29 intermediates and 36 large-flowered varieties participated in the competition for the best African grown rose.
At the show, held in June in the Historical Garden in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, more than 300 traders cast their vote. In the weekend
that followed and the consumer was welcome, another 350 votes were cast.
WAC B.V. won the first and third prize with Pixie (215-267098) and Pink Swift in the Intermediate roses category.
In the overall ranking (total score trade and consumer large-flowered and intermediate roses) the special bicolor Pixie gained the fourth prize.
25 September 2018
WAC wins consumer contest Roooz event Aalsmeer with Pixie
On September 21st Rosaline Zuurbier from Roooz (left) handed the certificate to the proud Pim de Witte from WAC B.V.
for the prize winning Pixie. Pixie was proclaimed to be the best intermediate rose by all consumers and visitors
of the Roooz event for African grown rose varieties, which took place last June at the Historical Garden in Aalsmeer.
WAC at Agriflor, Quito, Ecuador
From 19 to 21st September, WAC is contributing with a beautiful range of promising rose varieties, among which:
the white Vanilla Ice. Welcome in our booth A2.16.
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WAC at Roooz in Historical Garden Aalsmeer: 14-17 June
WAC bv, the partnership between Dutch breeder Agriom and Wagagai, will contribute to this interesting trade show with 16 vases of Kenyan grown roses.
Roooz is a contest between the best rose breeders of Kenyan grown roses. 14 and 15 June are the trade days.
On 16 and 17 June the show is open to consumers as well.
For registration in advance and free entry surf to http://www.roooz.nl/uk/register
or contact Edo Kolmer. We will be very pleased to welcome you.
10 June 2018
Successful presentation WAC at IFTEX, Nairobi, Kenya
WAC was represented by Richard McGonnell and Edo Kolmer (photo FloralDaily.com)
During the IFTEX lots of interest was shown for Relax, Vanilla Ice, Cream Butterfly and Pink Swift.
30 May 2018
6-8 June 2018: WAC present at IFTEX, Nairobi, Kenya
Welcome in our colorful stand E2.16 at IFTEX Nairobi
We invite you as well for a visit to our showhouse at Wildfire Farms, Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha.
The new varieties are fully in bloom and we will be delighted to show you around.
9 March 2018
15th-16th March: Open Days at WAC, Naivasha
Welcome to our Open Days: Thursday 15th to Friday 16th March.
Richard McGonnell, Sales Manager at WAC: "The greenhouse is looking great, and we have some amazing potential new varieties to go along with our already established ones."
Two new varieties will be released; Vanilla Ice and Red Robin. "Vanilla-Ice is a high productive and thornless white variety and Red Robin is a new red variety, maybe that special red variety."
Furthermore, new red, yellow, white and pink varieties are all on display and there might even be some orange varieties. On top of that, the first buds of the 2016 breeding season are showing colors.
Moi South Lake Road
opposite the entrance to Enashipai Hotel
New promising WAC rose varieties
Sneak preview: three new rose selections te be launched in 2018 !
5 October 2017
Attractive rose assortment from WAC at Proflora, Colombia
WAC shows a large assortment of promising varieties for cultivation in Colombia and Ecuador, among which the new Vanilla Ice.
27 September 2017
4 to 6 October WAC at Proflora, Bogota, Colombia
Rose Vanilla Ice is one of the eye-catchers in booth 2308. The lightly scented vanilla coloured thornless intermediate
has proven its great qualities in production and vaselife and is to become a top intermediate rose.
You are most welcome to visit our booth and meet Martin Yepes, our sales manager Colombia. See you at Proflora.
20 September 2017
WAC gains Best Stand Award at Naivasha Horticultural Fair
A very succesful Trade Fair in Naivasha. The jury awarded WAC the Best Stand for its great exposure with high quality products.
left Pim de Witte, right Richard McGonnell with Prize Best Stand Award
15, 16 September WAC at Naivasha Horticultural Fair
With our WAC cut roses assortment. Also on show cut flower hydrangeas and delphinium for cultivation in equatorial regions. You are most welcome to visit our booth 12.
7-9 June 2017: WAC present at IFTEX, Nairobi, Kenya
Welcome in our colorful stand D1.21 at IFTEX Nairobi
WAC will show their intermediate roses with great potential: the velvet red Love Bird, yellow hearted Cream Butterfly and the salmon yellow Oriole: thornless, fragrant, high production, long vase life.
Also on show in the combined booth Agriom's hydrangea cutflowers Force, Pop-Up and Ice Cube,selected for cultivation in equatorial regions.
One of the other eye-catchers is Delphinium elatum: the high quality Dewi-series from breeder Nico Wigchert, which are being tested for production on small scale in Kenya now with very promising results.
9 November 2016
Introduction Vanilla Ice
Vanilla-Ice is an elegant lightly scented intermediate rose with very high production (200 stems/m2), a stem length of 50-70 cm and a very good vase life of 14 days. Good experiences have been gained in Colombia and Ecuador. It Is being tested in Kenya as well.
The relatively small leaves and the smooth stem simplify the processability and also make it more attractive to the consumer.
1 November 2016
Impression of the FloraHolland Trade Show in Aalsmeer
2, 3, 4 November 2016: WAC at FHTF, Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, booth 17.1
WAC International will be present at the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer in a combined booth with Agriom. We will show our assortment, among which the Bird-series.
In the spotlights: our new Vanilla Ice. A beautiful thornless white intermediate rose.
You are most welcome to visit our booth 17.1. and contact our agents. Contact.
For registration in advance www.royalfloraholland.com/tradefair