Perry Snabel, Kwekerij Tonie:

NL: Expanding greenhouse to offer summer flowers yearround

"By supplying fine, compact balls of flowers throughout the year I am aiming to become a renowned supplier", says Dutch summer flower grower Perry Snabel. In order to achieve a yearround production, he increased the surface area of his nursery Kwekerij Tonie in Nieuwveen, The Netherlands, from 1.5 to 6 ha in the summer of 2011. This week, G-Fresh announced Kwekerij Tonie as grower of the week.

Perry: "An extensive investment in a permanent greenhouse, in 4 rolling greenhouses, a screenhouse as well as abroad enable me to be active on the market throughout the year and carry a wider assortment and larger quantities." On 1 January 2011 I took over the company from lily grower Panck van Leeuwen in Ter Aar, offering unique opportunities. This new location meets all my requirements and the Nieuwveen location will also remain in production. At these two locations we conduct different activities."

In Nieuwveen they use 1.5 ha for the cultivation of the following crops: Solidago Tara, Campanula glomerata, Rudbeckia, Phlox, Trachelium, Limonium Ocean blue and Ohio blue.

In Ter Aar a third greenhouse is intended for lilies. Here you will find, inter alia, Robina, Siberia, Santander, Caroline Tensen, Sheila, Willeke Alberti and Lake Michigan. "Besides lilies we also grow Green Trick during the winter."

For more information:
Kwekerij Tonie

Prunus 22
1424 LD De Kwakel
+31 297 233 999

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