- Feb 1, 2019
- Reaction score
- TORONTO CANADA
Like I mentioned above, I conferred with all the experienced judges (non-AOS and AOS) and growers there, including Gerardo, who headed my ribbon team on cattleyas, before I made my informed score. The reasons I gave above were some of the ones Gerardo and I discussed at length about this plant. I too regard his experience and wisdom.I will admit i messaged Gerardo Castiglione, the Venezuelan Cattleya grower whose opinion i regard highly, about whether this plant deserved the 90 points. His response was 'Without a doubt. Very good', and so with his testimony along with the judging team's expertise, I dare not contest it. I would love to have seen the plants at the show and am looking forward to the award photos, measurements, etc.
Who was the exhibitor? Peruflora? Sr. Quevedo?
In addition, I have watched your plants too as a comparison MyGreenPets so as not to jump the gun too far off. Yours flowered beautifully and was the base I worked from as well as other factors.
Another second rex (rosita) flowered in show 2 days too late but did not compare with the FCC (pic below). Can you all see why?
It was called rosita because there is color on the posterior petals that the FCC didn’t. Though not a true rosita like dowiana, it reflects color on all parts.