Syngenta Flowers celebrates 25 years of Delta® Premium Pansies!
Renewal of the whole Delta®-series in the next two years
- • Since 1995 our Delta®-genetics have proven themselves
- • In 2021 the Delta® series consists of 30 colors
- • Continuous breeding focus on easiness to grow and sustainable and reliable production,
resulting in a steady release of improved varieties
Enkhuizen / Netherlands, February 22, 2021 – Delta® meets the highest demands and is still the barely attainable benchmark in the Pansy market. Ever since 1995, Delta® is bred and produced and improved to the present day. The series started with just 17 colors but soon 15 additional colors were added.
The Delta® pansies set the bar high when it comes to shelf life and garden performance compared to competitor genetics. Furthermore, Syngenta Flowers never stopped improving the series; its breeders observe the market to sense and create trends with innovations. In the last 6 years alone, over 40% of the Delta® range has been renewed or improved. Growers throughout Europe agree with the high quality of the Delta® Pansy.
In 2010, Syngenta Flowers-breeder Robbie Gieslink took over the legacy of Martien Gutter, Founding father of Delta:
“For over 25 years a Syngenta Flowers-team of breeders, growers, pollinators and scientists have been working every day to create the best pansies for all our customers: grower, retailer and consumer. We want our customers to have pansies that are easy and reliable to produce, sell through and enjoyed in every garden. I am proud to lead the breeding process of Delta® Pansies for over a decade now and I’m grateful to see our pansies being produced and enjoyed all over the world.
But there is no time to sit back and relax; climate change, the need for more sustainable production, evolving consumer trends are changing the requirements for success of tomorrow’s pansy. Me and my team are looking forward to continuing to provide you with the best pansies today and for the coming 25 years.”
In 2021 the Delta® series consists of 30 colors and lots of improvements. The newest addition is the Delta® Orange Imp. This improved variety is outstanding and already a new reference for the renewal of the whole Delta® series which will start in two years already with a lot of new varieties on an again much higher quality level.