- Arcadia Chrysanten, Netherlands
- Costa Farms, USA
- Dashun International Flower, China
- Dutchmaster Nurseries, Canada
- Flash Tarim Urunleri (Flash Flowers), Turkey
- Florensis, Germany/Netherlands
- Kunming Hongzhihua Gardening, China
- Majestic Trees, UK
- Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling, China
Bronze, silver and gold will be awarded, where applicable, to each category - Finished Plants & Trees, Young Plants and Cut Flowers. Each of the category winners will be judged for the final and most prestigious award – the coveted Gold Rose, awarding them the global status of AIPH International Growerof the Year.
Chairman of the international jury and AIPH past-president Vic Krahn, said: "The jury was very impressed with the exceptionally high standard of the entries received this year. It was a huge task with so many more entries than previous years. The high standards of the entrants meant the jury had to work exceptionally hard. However, in every judge’s case, they found it extremely thrilling to assess such high quality businesses. They know with certainty that when the winners are announced in January, this industry will be truly inspired by these world acclaimed businesses."
AIPH secretary general Tim Briercliffe added: "We have been so pleased with the response from growers around the world to the call for entries in this expanded global contest. There will be more winners this year than ever before and I hope the industry will join us to celebrate when the winners are announced in January."
Celebrating the world’s best ornamentals growers, the awards gala dinner takes place on Thursday, 28 January 2016, during IPM Essen, Germany - held in partnership with headline sponsor, FloraHolland.
#Ornamentals growers from Germany, Netherlands and China are finalists in the Young Plants category of the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016. They are Florensis, Kunming Hongzhihua Gardening, China and Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling, China.
Florensis produces more than 900 million young plants from seed and cuttings each year, Kunming Hongzhihua Gardening Co. Ltd produces and sells cuttings and cut flowers of chrysanthemum, mainly exported to Japan. In 2014, the export volume was 140 million pieces, which accounts for more than 90 per cent of China’s total export volume of these products and 42 per cent of the total import volume of Japan.
Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling Co. Ltd is a horticultural enterprise which initially worked with plug seedling production in China.