I. Roses
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7.1
There are numerous cultivars of roses available in today’s market place. Due to the similarity of the bushes, special care must be taken in labelling. All bundles must be labelled and securely tied.

7.2
Long storage periods are frequently required. Special care must be taken to ensure that these plants are kept free of disease, damaged roots or branches. A well developed fibrous root system is essential.

7.3
Roses are produced by either budding the cultivars onto a rootstock or by rooting cuttings. Budding plants must have the understock identified.

7.4
If wax is applied to prevent desiccation during  storage, clear wax or light coloured wax must be used.

7.5
Roses are to be graded as numbers 1, 1-1/2 and 2, according to the type, and the number and length of strong canes. All canes must be sturdy and in good condition.  

7.6
Grading for Budded and Own-Rooted Plants of all classes:

7.6.1
Climbing roses:

Examples:
Paul’s Scarlet
William Baffin

No. 1 - Three or more strong canes measuring a minimum of 50 cm in length and branched no higher than 10 cm above the bud union or ground level.

No. 1-1/2 - Two or more strong canes measuring a minimum of 40 cm in length and branched no higher than 10 cm above the bud union or ground level.

No. 2 -  All other plants that do not meet grade  for No. 1-1/2.

7.6.2
Vigorous roses:

Examples:
Hansa
Peace
Queen Elizabeth

No. 1 - Three or more strong canes measuring a minimum of 40 cm in length and branched no higher than 10 cm above the bud union or ground level.

No. 1-1/2 - Two or more strong canes measuring a minimum of 30 cm in length and branched no higher than 10 cm above the bud union or ground level.

No. 2 -  All other plants that do not meet grade  for No. 1-1/2.

7.6.3
Semi-Dwarf, Dwarf and Miniatures Roses:

Examples:
Champlain
The Fairy

No. 1 - Three or more strong canes measuring a minimum of 25 cm in length and branched no higher than 8 cm above the bud union or ground level.

No. 1-1/2 - Two or more strong canes measuring a minimum of 20 cm in length and branched no higher than 8 cm above the bud union or ground level.

No. 2 - All other plants that do not meet grade  for No. 1-1/2.

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