Fleuroselect presents the 2024 Gold Medal winners. Each one of these breeding breakthroughs obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance, convincing the judges to award the coveted Gold Medal.
Gazania rigens F1 Zany Sunny-Side Up, Benary
The new Gazania Zany Sunny-Side Up from Benary has extraordinary colour combination. Its bi-coloured flowers with golden orange petals blending into light yellow tips are unique. The plants of this new variety are consistent in growth and produce numerous large, colour-stable flowers that even open earlier and longer on cloudy days.
The seeds are coated with BeGreen, meaning that no chemicals or microplastics were used. Sunny-Side Up is extremely heat-tolerant and puts on its best display in full-sun positions.
Helianthus annuus Desire Red, Burpee
Desire Red is a dwarf Helianthus variety which has russet flowers. The deep, rich red colour makes it suitable for the late summer range. Desire Red can be marketed a seed packet product, as plug or flowering pot and container plant.
Desire Red from Burpee is suitable for planting or sowing in both beds and borders as well as in larger patio containers. This winner can be cultivated as a high-quality pot plant, especially in 3-liter containers, but is also suitable for production in smaller pots. Its sales season runs from May to August.
Lycopersicon esculentum, Tiny Temptations F1 Orange, Prudac
The new cherry tomato Tiny Temptations F1 Orange from Prudac stands out not only for its bright orange fruits but also for its flavour. The ultra-sweet cherry fruits of this variety are a real breeding breakthrough in trailing tomatoes. Fleuroselect jury praised the taste and plant habit with multiple branches bearing a constant supply of new fruits. The bushy plants with their small, sturdy green leaves are highly tolerant to Phytophthora, not susceptible to mildew and therefore easy to grow.