Ask any annual and perennial grower what their big concerns are for the upcoming season and you’ll hear very similar answers. From labor costs to labor shortages, increased protocols related to Covid-19, equipment issues, space constraints and growing efficiently to weather conditions concerns, the list is long. For small and medium growers that list can be longer, with concerns being more amplified.
The success of our industry depends, not only on success of large scale growers but on every size grower. Small and medium-size companies will also be a driving force in the future. That’s why breeders, plant material suppliers, and equipment manufacturers are developing products, processes and programs to help growers in this category.
“One of the most valuable things we can offer our customers is personalized service,” says Mike Fernandez, market manager at Danziger North America. “We take the time to learn about the challenges each grower faces. Then we help them develop purchasing programs, choose the right plants, for the right application and implement growing techniques that can help their business grow.”
Mike Fernandez and the North American team are extending a special invitation to small and medium-size growers to contact us today for a personalized meeting. The team is ready to work with you to develop customized programs focused on helping your business be more efficient and profitable. “I think many of the growers in this category see Danziger as a provider of unique plant genetics, but we can offer so much more,” adds Fernandez. “We look at every customer as a partner. Our number one focus is on their success. Our genetics are providing innovative solutions, but it goes beyond new plants.”
Danziger’s customer service is top-notch. “We take a great deal of pride in our grower partnerships,” says Fernandez. “From our Dedicated Rooting Partners that make purchasing rooted cuttings of our best-selling varieties easier than ever, to our stick to flower or transplant to finish custom crop plans and in-depth technical support, we help our customers streamline the growing process.”
Pair that flexibility and support with innovative new varieties and you have a combination designed to help growers of all sizes thrive. Danziger’s breeders and scientists are working to develop varieties that are easier to grow, provide dependable performance, and deliver more profitability. “Our varieties are developed to provide solutions for growers,” says Ori Danziger, Deputy CEO at Danziger. “Time savings, profitability, even weather-related concerns, can be addressed by choosing the right plants. Our plant series and new introductions tackle these concerns head-on.”
Gardeners looking for an impactful color to use in the shade can look no further – Harmony Colorfall™ New Guinea Impatiens are the first truly trailing a line of New Guinea to hit the market and are taking North America by storm. Danziger took their best selling Harmony NGI and is expanding the offering to this new habit that is perfect for premium shade baskets and impactful patio pots.
Growers searching for a petunia to grab attention at retail and spark conversation with customers can look to Hippy Chick™ Petunia to fit the bill. Hippy Chick™ has a groovy shaped violet-colored bloom edged in white that makes it stand out from the crowd. This moderately trailing petunia is perfect for gallons, premium baskets, and combos.
Danziger’s CAPELLA™ Petunia series is a good example. Growers want a petunia that performs well in propagation with minimal intervention. CAPELLA™ delivers, creating tidy quarts with minimal PGR, saving time and money. This series blooms early enough for any petunia program and is available in eight amazing colors. CAPELLA™ creates beautiful baskets and combos and continues to grow and perform in the home garden, making your customers feel more successful.
Compact varieties that stay compact with minimal PGR can also save time and money. The VANESSA™ Compact Verbena Series brings big, summer-long color, all wrapped up in a tiny package. VANESSA™ Compact will stay tidy in quarts with little to no PGR. VANESSA takes the worry out of rainy or humid summer weather too, as both the original VANESSA™ and VANESSA™ Compact are bread for mildew tolerance and continual flower power. Danziger tests prospective varieties by growing them in some of the most mildew prone environments. Only those that stay clean and in full color are brought to market.
Choosing the right plant for the right application can bring efficiency to your business. At Danziger, we offer different calibrachoa series that are tailor-made for specific uses. COLIBRI™ Calibrachoa is bred with both the grower and the end-consumer in mind. This compact, well-performing series features loads of blooms and good branching with little PGR use, providing growers with more profit per square foot with the least amount of effort. COLIBRI is perfect for quart programs. This series also works well in compact baskets or combos.
Partnering with Danziger delivers more to your business than just top quality plant material. Our innovative genetics, knowledgeable team, and time-saving programs are here to help your business grow and thrive. Contact us today to learn more about how Danziger can help increase your efficiency and profitability.