"Every country has its own chrysanthemum preferences"

Every month Dekker Chrysanten uses Trade Talk to highlight one of the trading parties that sell varieties of their chrysanthemums. They learn more about the company, the relationship with the breeder, and their experiences with one of the many chrysanthemum varieties Dekker has launched on the market.…

Brandkamp's dahlia series Dalitza is growing

Dahlias are gaining momentum in the outdoor plant segment as a versatile product. The species benefits from the wide color spectrum, from pure white to almost black. All colors are possible up to tow-colored types. Furthermore, the various growth groups allow for a wide range of possible uses, from small…

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Study reveals the importance of ornamental flowers and nature in life and well-being

People have an ancient and strong bond to flowers, which are known to have a positive effect on the mood. During the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of ornamental plants increased, and many turned to gardening, possibly as a way to cope with ubiquitous increases in negative mood following lockdowns and social…

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Polish sector of ornamentals

"It seems that Polish people save money on everything, except on greenery"

For many years, the Polish market for cut flowers and ornamental plants has been growing. Even in the last difficult pandemic years and with a war in Ukraine taking place behind the border with Poland, the sector of ornamental flowers and plants notes positive export numbers, and it seems to be resistant…

Postharvest techniques for long-term storage of cut tulip and Dutch Iris

Storing cut flowers at cold temperatures maintains their quality and is used to help manage inventory and allow flowers to be more easily stocked for holidays, markets, and events. In addition, flowers can be cold-stored when unexpected warm temperatures speed up production, forcing early harvests. A new…

Niels van Doorn, general manager Chrysal Africa

"Chrysal Rose Dip service essential for sea transport of African rose"

"There is a lot of attention for sea freight of flowers, both within and outside the sector, and that is excellent. But what not everyone knows is how we actually got here. Together with other parties, Chrysal spent ten years researching and investing several million until we finally completed the final…

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Helix Australia sustainable flower bunch branding

Following the successful launch of its environmentally sustainable flower bunch tags last season, Helix Australia continues to use this branding vehicle to help position its premium suite of Waxflower varieties with discerning Australian florists. The switch to a branding approach which utilized a much…

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UK: Cut flower nursery business for sale

Quinton Edwards is offering to the market a profitable cut flower/lily nursery business. The business occupies very well-located leasehold nursery premises with immediate access to the northbound carriageway of the A1. The current nursery site extends to circa 6.522 acres with circa 4.11 acres of glass with…

Naivasha Horticultural Fair, September 16 and 17, 2022

"We expect many if not more participants than ever before"

The preparations of the Naivasha Horticultural Fair are in full swing and according to Chairman of the fair Richard McGonnell, they expect as many if not more participants than ever before, including a lot of foreign visitors "The whole flower industry is waking up and people want to meet and greet. We…

Seven flower farmers come together to form Central Virginia Flower Collective

Seven women from Albemarle, Madison, and Orange counties came together in January to serve the community as a group and to provide an abundance of flowers to florists and brides. "We are a group of growers that even though we are technically in competition with each other, we have come together to better…

“Those flowers have to hit the road and make people happy"

Every month Trade Talk highlights one of the trading parties that sell varieties of Dekker Chrysanten. This month we visit Nijssen Jr.Nijs to meet youWith a broad smile and a firm handshake, we are warmly welcomed by Colin Zaal, buyer at Nijssen Jr., based in Aalsmeer. For more than fifty years, Nijssen…

FFA member is blooming in business

On Thursday evenings, Abby Vernier fills her vintage Volkswagen bus with colorful bouquets and heads to a food truck event in her Pensacola, Fla., neighborhood to sell fresh flowers. Vernier, an eighth-grade student at Beulah Middle School and a member of Beulah Academy FFA, has been growing flowers and…

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Flower farmers hope to grow interest in Irish blooms

Flower farmers from around Ireland are urging consumers to seek locally grown flowers and foliage instead of imported blooms. The call comes as the Flower Farmers of Ireland organization, representing over 80 Irish growers, prepares to celebrate Irish Flower Week, which gets underway tomorrow. Citing a…

“You have to see, feel, and experience the product”

Today it is perhaps one of the largest exporters of flowers and plants that does business on a worldwide scale: FleuraMetz. With several locations at the various FloraHolland auction sites, FleuraMetz is a major party that has grown steadily over the years. Their assortment is more than complete, and the…

Pink hydrangea named after and christened by Dolly Buster

Last week, on June 23, German celebrity Dolly Buster officially christened "her" 'Dolly Buster' hydrangea in the 'Popcorn Museum' in the HafenCity area of Hamburg. The christening was staged as a pink-popping media spectacle. The Hydrangea macrophylla' Dolly Buster is a novelty bred by Kordes…

Journal of Plant Growth Regulation

An agronomic concept and commercial use

India: Flower regulation in floriculture

The trend of the cut flower industry is gradually shifting from conventional cultivation to extended cropping seasons and off-season production. Alteration of flower time is highly desirable in the cut flower industry to get high-quality yield at targeted times viz., festivities and marriages. This is…

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Flower regulation in floriculture: An agronomic concept and commercial use

The trend in the cut flower industry is gradually shifting from conventional cultivation to extended cropping seasons and off-season production. Alteration of flower time is highly desirable in the cut flower industry to get high-quality yields at targeted times. This is crucial in balancing the trade by…

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1045 infected roses from Kenya were burned in Russia

One thousand forty-five roses from Kenya were delivered to a flower business in St. Petersburg, but the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Leningrad Interregional Veterinary Laboratory" specialists determined the presence of a Western flower thrips in the batch of Kenyan roses.  Later, according to the press…

"Coating slows down vegetative growth in Santini Chyrsanthemum'

Chrysanthemums are a light-loving crop that can be sensitive to too much heat. Advisor Paul de Veld explains the choice of coatings and the sector’s trends. Paul de Veld is a Senior Consultant at Delphy and specializes in chrysanthemums. One of his customers grows the compact Santini variant, which has…

Summer is bulb-harvest time

Spring 2022 has been super sunny, which resulted in the early blooming of daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips. Compared to last year, the fields bloomed about 10 days earlier. Also, after 2 years of Covid with almost no foreign tourists in the Dutch Flower bulb Region, 2022 turned out to be a great Spring, with people from all…

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Hundreds of infected roses from Kenya were not allowed into St. Petersburg

Insects were found in 450 cut roses from Kenya during quarantine phytosanitary control. This was reported on Wednesday, the 8th of June, by the press service of the North-Western Interregional Department.  “According to the results of laboratory studies conducted in the Federal State Budget Institution Leningradskaya MVL,…

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Polish retail chains represent an opportunity for Dutch companies

For several years, Poland has been increasing the import of cut flowers and pot plants from the Netherlands. Polish retail chains are standing behind this positive trend. Already several years ago, Polish retailers put first-cut flowers on their shelves and started to use their clients to buy flowers not…

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Exploring the relationship between trichome and terpene chemistry in Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum is a popular ornamental plant with a long history of cultivation. Both the leaf and flowerhead of Chrysanthemum are known to produce diverse secondary metabolites, particularly terpenoids. Examination of three cultivars of C. morifilium and three accessions of C. Indicum, all plants…

Vacuum Cooling Colombia SAS sets up new R&d Centre in Funza

"Quality does not need to be wasted during transport”

Logistics have a major influence on the value of flowers at the destination and in consumers' hands, and updated technologies can modify the future of the industry. To provide scientific-based proof, Vacuum Cooling Colombia SAS is setting up a new Research and Development Centre in Funza, which shall be…

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Protected cultivation of Lilium cut flower in the non-traditional regions

Cut flowers have a lot of potential for commercial cultivation and marketing. The demand for exotic cut flowers is growing day by day. Lilium occupies an important place among cut flowers and is counted among the ten major cut flowers in the international floriculture industry. With the increase in…

Joost Bongaerts, Florabundance, on the wedding season in the US market

“We get requests for many unique flowers and what we call 'cool stuff'”

It’s no secret that the second half of the year is the season for wedding events. The wedding season has turned into an almost year-round business for Florabundance.  After a record-breaking 2021, they are seeing continued strong demand for their flowers. Florabundance and Garden Roses Direct cater to retail…


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