The selection of varieties
Before a variety is introduced, it is tested intensively. Of course, it must fulfill the demands of the modern grower. Short reaction time, uniformity and good quality of leaves and flowers are important. In recent years one of the breeding goals has been large flowers. In addition sustainability is an important factor.
Plants are selected on basis of compact growth habit in order to reduce the spraying of growth retardant. Packaging (sleeves) must be possible without damaging the leaves. Transport simulation is done, and shelf life is tested and must be perfect.