Gerbera Named In Honor Of French Chef
Dutch breeder Florist De Kwakel is naming one of its new gerbera varieties after the famous French chef Alain Ducasse, who visited The Netherlands last week. During the official dinner at Ron Blaauw Amsterdam, Export Manager Sjaak Sijm of Florist De Kwakel offered the flowers to Alain Ducasse.
According to tradition, the gerbera was festively baptized by pouring champagne over the flower, an application of the French nectar which, for Ducasse, was somewhat strange.
Florist De Kwakel specializes in breeding and propagation of gerbera cut flowers and pot plants. The family business from The Netherlands is leading in the international flower industry and exports to more than 80 countries worldwide. Gerbera ‘Alain Ducasse’ is double flowered and two-toned cream and pink with black heart. It is the result of four years of Florist de Kwakel breeding.
The detailed colors of this particular variety symbolize warmth and ingenuity, making gerbera ‘Alan Ducasse’ an appropriate flower choice for a man known for his worldwide innovative dining concepts and attention to detail, quality and pure ingredients.
Learn more about Florist de Kwakel online at Gerbera.com.