Citrina wins Silver in Sustainability category

The evening event, held on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at IPM Essen, Germany, is now in its 11th year. It is organised by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) to celebrate excellence and best practice in ornamentals production.
Citrina was awarded Silver in the ‘Sustainability’ category, presented by a representative from Pöppelmann.
Citrina is one of the biggest Citrus wholesale miniature citrus plant growers in Europe, producing 1.5 million plants a year in four main pot sizes with distribution to 32 European countries. The company supplies the largest retailers in Europe.
Passionate about citrus plants, Citrina was inspired to create the Citrina family of miniature ornamental citrus plants. The company’s goal is to achieve improvements, year on year, in the production and quality of their products as well as the way the market perceives miniature edible fruit.

The AIPH IGOTY Jury is a panel of six internationally renowned horticulture experts chaired by AIPH Vice-President Tim Edwards. The following comment summarises the judges’ feelings: “The Citrina staff are a very valued and loyal asset, and over half of its team has worked with the company for more than ten years. The judges are impressed with Citrina as an outstanding producer and for its inspiring green production.”

Other IGOTY 2020 category winners were:

Young Plants
Gold: Anthura, the Netherlands
Silver: Kernock Park Plants Ltd, UK
Bronze: Danziger Guatemala, Israel

Finished Plants & Trees
Gold: Hangzhou Huazhiyun Agricultural Investment Co Ltd
Silver: Miao Fu Holdings Co Ltd, China
Bronze: LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Cut Flowers & Bulbs
Gold: Hasfarm Holdings, Hong Kong, China
Silver: BellaRosa, Ecuador
Bronze: Oserian Development Company Ltd

Gold: Anthura, the Netherlands
Silver: Citrina, the Netherlands
Bronze: LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Bernard Oosterom, President of AIPH, commented: “The 2020 IGOTY Awards provide an opportunity to put a spotlight on the best in our industry, showing the world the quality businesses that exist. This year’s event was another delightful occasion!” The awards are held alongside IPM Essen, each year, and attract a list of global industry players.

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