At several locations, the breeders are organizing an open house that can be visited on appointment. Next week, on March 9, a virtual panel will discuss the prospects for the consumption of carnation in the United States. Other representatives in the dianthus family will also give their point of view.
Colombia and Dianthus
Colombia is one of world's largest producers of dianthus and the dianthus species represent 15% of the flower exports in Colombia. To introduce 5 to10 varieties per year, a breeder produces around 60,000 dianthus seeds per year.
Dianthus in the US - Virtual Panel on March 9
On Tuesday March 9 (at 2pm Eastern time), experts in the floriculture industry will discuss the prospects of carnation and other of the carnation family in the United States. The panelists are:
Becky Roberts, Floral Director PMA (Moderator)
Deborah Zoellick, Sourcing Manager Wallmart
Debora Steier, Vice President Floral, Albertsons Companies
Erin Esensee, Business Unit Director, H E B BLOOMS
David Dahlson, Director of R & D Mayesh Wholesale Florist, WF&FSA
Andrés Toro, Dianthus Grower, Colibri Farms