For field-grown roses from regional producers, the final flowering period of the season is almost over. Usually there are three flowering periods per year. The first one starts at the end of May/start of June, the second at the end of July/start of August and the last at the end of September/start of October. Depending on the weather, the final flowering period may not always take place.

However for roses grown under glass, it is a different story. In winter most German rose producers lower the temperature in the greenhouse, meaning that no cut roses are harvested in winter. After the winter season has passed, these cut roses become available again virtually all at the same time. This is a significantly different approach than the one employed by Dutch suppliers, who produce throughout the year. The product range is also quite different, with German producers offering a range of coloured roses and Dutch suppliers mainly producing white and red roses.

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