When Zimbabwe crumbled and halted dominating the export of flowers to Europe, Rosebud Ltd the Uganda's largest exporter of roses commanding around 35% of Uganda's rose-export market popped out to fill the gaps.
Equipped with state of the art equipment and employing highly skilled staff, the roses produced are given the attention a surgeon gives a patient on the operation table. Quality is priority to satisfy the sophisticated Western world. They serve large and small orders in a time.
“Rosebud has a high regard for quality which has reinforced the company as the major resort in the Ugandan market for buyers across the world,” says director Meera Ruparelia. “The greenhouses cover a total of 42 hectares producing and exporting over 9 million stems per month.”
The greenhouses are supplied by a modern, automated water-pumping unit, which feeds the fully computerized hydroponics systems.
“We produce a wide variety of flowers comprising: Red Calypso (bright red), Viva (bright yellow), Valentino (dark red), Chelsea (orange), Akito (white), Marie Claire (orange flame), Blushing Akito (pink), Poeme (pink), Meera (champagne), Lambada (orange) and Samoa (deep orange).”
Commanding 40 % of the roses export, the company based in Entebbe, remains the country's largest exporter of the product. The greenhouses on the farm covers a total of 50 hectares producing and exporting over 12 million stems per month. These stems, due to the favorable weather conditions experienced throughout the year, result in their being of the desired standard.