Due to the beautiful weather in Spring, the harvest season at the Ruigrok Flowerbulbs nursery started quite early this year. They began digging the first crocus bulbs on June 3rd, and continued harvesting tulip bulbs on June 8th.
Depending on the weather, they are working with 1 to 3 digging machines at the same time, in both the northern and southern bulb district in the Netherlands. Each machine can harvest 6 acres of flower bulbs per day, which is quite a logistic challenge.
After harvesting the tulip bulbs at the Dutch bulb farm they will continue with hyacinths and finalize with daffodil bulbs in early August.
All crocus, tulip, hyacinth and daffodil bulbs from the nursery of Ruigrok Flowerbulbs are dried, graded, cleaned and inspected at the warehouse in De Zilk, the Netherlands. After processing, the large, saleable bulbs are packed and shipped to customers in the United States and Canada.