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.