- Grower Support Manager (Blueberries) - Harare, Zimbabwe
- Finance Director - Ukraine
- Sales Manager and Quality Assurance Supervisor
- Breeder (MSc) - Hann. Münden, Germany
- Buitendienst Medewerker - België
- Assistant Grower Manager Tomato & Capsicums - Malaysia Highlands
- Assistant Grower Manager Lettuce & Herbs - Malaysia Highlands
- Trainee Production Management - starting location Ethiopia
- Сhief technologist, Tula region - Russia
- Сhief technology officer, Tula region - Russia
Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
Per Christensen, Gartneriet Tingdal:
Danish greens grower expands with first own bred peperomias
Per Christensen at the IPM Essen 2018.
Since 2002, Tingdal is growing greens in a 2.2 ha greenhouse in Odense and decided to expand to 3.5 ha last year. "Over the last three years, the demand for green plants increased sharply and we were not able to meet the demand anymore", says Per Christensen, owner of the company. So, when we heard about a greenhouse nearby that was for rent, we immediately decided to do it. It is not a new greenhouse, but it has a up to date internal transportation system. This equipment made it very interesting for us to start renting it as labor costs are high in Denmark." Last spring, they have grown their bedding plants in this 'new' greenhouse.
New Peperomia Menduza.
Next to the expansion in production, Christensen is also expanding his assortment. From the very beginning, the Peperomia is the main product of Gartneriet Tingdal, but over the years they started to add other products in small quantities. Christensen expanded its product range with Monstera, Pilea, Philodendron, Alocasia and Ficus, Chocolate Cosmos, Garden Cosmos, Petunia and other bedding plants. The greens of Gartneriet Tingdal all fit in their so called ‘Green Interior’ and ‘Permium Collection’ concept and some of their latest introductions to this concept are the fern, Alocasia and Ficus. Christensen started to grow the Ferns in 2016 and the other products in 2017 and 2018.
New Peperomia Brasila.
Own bred peperomias
Their latest novelty is about to enter the market and it is their first own bred peperomia from seed. "About 5 years ago, we got the idea and desire to find new peperomia varieties and we therefore started crossing our own peperomias from seed." It has been quite a challenge, but after 3 years of breeding they could start trialing their first varieties and they trialed them for two years. From these trials, the two most successful varieties were chosen; Menduza and Brasila. Special about these varieties is the color of the leaves. "Brasila has very dark, almost black, leaves with red underneath and Menduza has silver leaves with green veins and is red underneath as well." These two new varieties will be ready to enter the market in April.
For more information
Publication date :
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2018-12-14 US (FL): Taking FNGLA certification abroad
- 2018-12-14 US (FL): Sarasota nursery has a colorful sea of poinsettias
- 2018-12-14 NL: Dutch phalaenopsis grower invests in new facilities
- 2018-12-13 Seeing how the cuttings grow in Africa
- 2018-12-12 Saffron cultivation in southern Sweden
- 2018-12-12 The challenges of growing flowers in Gaza
- 2018-12-11 UK: Trainee programme champions next generation of growers
- 2018-12-11 IU greenhouse supervisor still has a passion for horticulture after 46 years
- 2018-12-11 US (PA): Poinsettia sales blooming for local grower
- 2018-12-11 "We've never had such a big order"
- 2018-12-10 CAN (BC): Poinsettias becoming a popular fundraising item
- 2018-12-10 Flower volunteers on a house-building mission in Guatemala
- 2018-12-07 US (PA): "Better Christmas Cactus season compared to last year"
- 2018-12-07 Signify teams up with Dutch gerbera grower for 1 ha toplighting project
- 2018-12-07 How to succeed by thinking beyond “success”
- 2018-12-06 "I’d love to see more people choosing British flowers"
- 2018-12-06 Using light spectrum to control kalanchoe growth
- 2018-12-06 "Nursery flowers at cemetery prevent families from paying respects"
- 2018-12-06 Colombian growers preparing for El Niño
- 2018-12-06 Mordovia aims to become Russia's biggest rose exporter