Yung-Yu Lin of Brother Orchids Taiwan.
Heemskerk, The Netherlands, June 12th.
Judging report concerning Mr.Yung-Yu Lin.
Mr. Yung -Yu Lin started already making his first orchid hybrids when he was still in college.
Already over 40 years ago ,since 1971,he joined the family business and started building the Brother Orchid Company to where it stands today.
Since then ,Mr. Lin has made thousands of different orchid hybrids mainly in Cattleya and Phalaenopsis but besides those in Dendrobium and Paphiopedilum too.
Hundreds of these hybrids have been officially registered at the Royal Horticultural Society in England.
Phalaenopsis crosses like Brother Lawrence ,Brother Sara Gold ,Brother World Class are good examples of his work.
His passion for breeding results in a constant hunt for new materials. Mr. Lin is travelling and combining orchid plants from all over the world.
Japan,U.S.A.,Holland, Germany ,are his major working grounds. But no border will stop him to acquire more knowledge of Orchids and the plants needed for progress.
A major breakthrough in Phalaenopsis was when his hybrid Phal. Golden Peoker 'Brother' started to flower and caused a shock wave through the world wide orchid community. Followed by other Golden Peoker varieties from the same cross. This particular hybrid is responsible for today's so called Harlequin type Phalaenopsis.
Mr. Lin is still hybridizing various orchid grex and we as growers ,are thankful that people like Mr. Lin are so dedicated in what they are doing.
In 2007 the American Orchid Society honored him for excellence in hybridizing.
In 2013 the members of the KSMA breeding judging committee ,Mr. René Hendriks ,Mr. Koos-Jan van Daalen ,Mr. Arjan de Hoog, and Mr. Rene Klinge have unanimous decided to nominate Mr. Yung-Yu Lin for the first Klaas Schoone Memorial Award.
Mr. Yung-Yu Lin signature is clear, all over the world, in the production of 6 cm,9 cm,12 cm and 15 cm Phalaenopsis pot plant varieties
On behalf of the advisory Board,