Dümmen Orange and ProRoot Expand Rose Collaboration
Dümmen Orange and ProRoot, a breeder of rose rootstocks, have signed an agreement for collaboration in Kenya to strengthen the market position of revolutionary varieties and rose rootstock even further.
The agreement grants Dümmen Orange full licensing for the propagation of ProRoot rootstocks on its existing genetics as well as on the genetics of breeders currently represented by Dümmen Orange in Kenya. The collaboration creates a win-win situation for both companies and allows growers to choose from a broad range of high-quality cut rose material in Kenya.
“Dümmen Orange and especially our team in Naivasha, Kenya, is very excited about this opportunity to propagate ProRoot rootstocks in Kenya,” said Koen Stigter, rose product manager at Dümmen Orange. “Over the years we have gathered information on the ProRoot rootstock varieties and monitored their performance in our assortment as well as the assortments of other breeders that we represent. Working with different rootstocks gives new insights into plant characteristics and thus new opportunities.”
Peter van de Pol Jr., managing director and partner with ProRoot, said, “Dümmen Orange and ProRoot have a long history of close cooperation. This new development will allow Dümmen Orange customers to grow using ProRoot rootstocks and obtain the effect of CO2 at a fraction of the investment costs.”