Kernow Alstroemeria was born out of Lanoyce Nurseries, the UK's largest Alstroemeria grower who supply national retailers and the UK wholesale market. For over 20 years Lanoyce has been supplying nearly 4 million stems annually to the market. In fact, the site has been owned and farmed by the same family for five generations. However, in the last 12 months, they have felt that their premium product was being lost in the volume of current orders. Customers needed to know that a Cornish company can offer the very finest Alstroemeria stems, direct to their front door.
"As a company we feel we can offer something quite different as we are a long-term family-owned enterprise, specialising only in Alstroemeria flowers. With all our flowers grown on-site we are in complete control of the product. Meaning we can hand select the best varieties and deal with any potential issues immediately. Furthermore, our site is heated in winter by a biomass boiler meaning we have a 52-week production cycle. Allowing us to produce flowers in significant volumes during winter – a period not traditionally known for flower producing in Cornwall outside of Daffodils", they tell Business Cornwall.
Long term Kernow Alstroemeria plans to maximise yield in all production areas whilst continuing to introduce the latest varieties to the UK marketplace. There are current trials of an LED lighting system being undertaken to maximise winter yield and quality levels.