The purpose of the trials is to encourage the well-balanced development of rose breeding, in particular the breeding of roses suited to cold, snowy regions, which will thus add to the attraction of the rose garden in Echigo Hillside Park. Special emphasis is placed on fragrance - developing new fragrance, without neglecting our ancestors' achievements, as an old Chinese adage goes.
Breeders both professional and amateur, in Japan and overseas, and also agents (including nurseries) for such breeders.
When an agent is the applicant, documentation from the breeder which states that they have entrusted the agent with the application for the trials must be provided.
The sponsor of the trials bears no responsibility for matters concerning the intellectual property rights and/or sales rights of the breeders. If any problems occur, they should all be resolved between the parties concerned. Awards may be revoked by the sponsor depending on the outcome.
Varieties that have never been on the market within or outside Japan, or varieties that were first made available for sale on or after January 1, 2013.
Up to two entries are allowed per variety.
Limited to a total of four varieties per single breeder. There is no limitation on which variety categories can be entered.
An agent for multiple breeders can submit a total of four varieties for each breeder.
Three trees per single variety.
Note: Includes grafted rootstock up to 3-yrs old. Excludes custom shaped or trained roses such as standard roses.
Free of charge
The trial is conducted in the trial grounds of National Echigo Hillside Park.
The application form should be sent to the Management Office of National Echigo Hillside Park by Friday, March 24th, 2017
The rose trees should arrive at the National Echigo Hillside Park either from November 15th through December 15th, 2016, or from March 1st through the end of March, 2017.
Please send the rose trees after submitting the application form.
Judging is conducted according to the "Guidelines for Judging".
|Yoshihiro Ueda||Principal of the Gifu International Academy of Horticulture|
|Naoki Ishikawa||President of Niigata Rose Society|
|Kazuko Nomura||Vice President of Rose Culture Institute|
|Naoharu Watanabe||Professor at Graduate School of Science and Technology Shizuoka University|
|Yuki Mikanagi||Curator of Herbarium, Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba|
|Yutaka Abe||Honorary President of Saitama Rose Society|
|Hideko Ishiguro||Rose researcher, Director of Ishiguro Music Academy|
|Ayako Takagi||Gardening Lecturer for Japan Broadcasting Corporation|
|Minobu Maekawa||Garden Designer|
|Naomi Okubo||Leader, Quality Control Unit at Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science, NARO|
|Junko Nagano||Takasago International Corporation Fragrance Creation Center Senior Perfumer|
|Masakazu Kawamura||Director of Echigo Hillside National Government Park Office|
June (spring) and October (autumn) 2018
Special emphasis is placed on fragrance.
Out of 100 points: 30 for fragrance, 10 for vigor, 15 for disease resistance, 10 for number of flower buds, 10 for quality of flowers, 5 for weather resistance, 5 for novelty, and 15 for general effect.
Gold, silver, and bronze prizes for each category.
Submitted trees become the property of the National Echigo Hillside Park, and will not be returned to you.
Some of the winning trees will be planted in other areas of the park, and will be on public display. All other remaining trees will be discarded after the trial.