‘Cause of unpleasant Brassica odours is greatly reduced’

Brassica Empire Akilina group - photo: Evanthia

Brassica Empire Akilina group – photo: Evanthia

Dutch based breeder Evanthia Seeds & Plants will focus at the IPM 2018 (January 23-26 in Essen, Germany) on the ‘new generation Brassica Empire series’. This series contains according to the breeder up to 90 percent less bacteria than the most popular commercial breeds and refers to a research conducted by the Post Harvest Knowledge Centre of Dutch flower auction Royal FloraHolland. “As a result the risk of contamination in bouquets, which is the cause of unpleasant odours, is greatly reduced.”
At IPM 2017 Evanthia already submitted several Empire brassicas for the cut flower industry to the Novelty Showcase of this German trade fair. Last year, at newPlantsandFlowers Empire Katya was highlighted. A variety that has deep pink, late colouring, and curled leaves. It is described as a bushy type which suits a trouble free crop for late harvest, also outdoors [read more].
The complete Empire range with up to 14 varieties
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In the IPM press release, Evanthia also memorizes that the cultivation of Brassica (ornamental cabbage) has grown to a large article in Netherlands in recent years.” The excellent shelf life and exclusive appearance make the Brassica Empire a popular cut flower that does well in a bouquet or as a mono bunch.”