‘Milkshake’ most promising tulip for forcing

Tulipa ‘Milkshake’ – photo: Remarkable Tulips

Tulipa ‘Milkshake’ – photo: Remarkable Tulips

Tulipa ‘Milkshake’ from Dutch based growers group Remarkable Tulips won the Interpolis Tulpenprijs 2016, the award for the most promising variety for forcing. Breeders submitted ten cultivars to this year’s race for the prize. The differences were according to the independent jury very small, but eventually the bright pink ‘Milkshake’ was unanimously chosen as the winner.
Dutch trade magazine for the flower bulb industry Bloembollenvisie cites the jury, which said that the decisive factor was the rapid growth in the greenhouse. The jury als mentioned the large flower, the state of the crop and the fact that the flower remains closed, making the presentation at the time of sale perfect.