Process

How do we manage that we have Dutch gladiolus Bulbs available all year round?

Our gladioli bulbs are harvested in the fields of our producers in the Netherlands from October to December. This crop of bulbs is preserved for at least two months in our cold stores, first at temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees, and later at 5 degrees Celsius. Thanks to this preparation, our customers can receive fresh bulbs of this crop for a year round. In December we start shipping the bulbs, which our customers can plant from late January. The first harvest of gladiolus is after 12 weeks.

This way we can provide the growers the bulb that’s fits his or her need.

Process

Cultivation: production of our bulbs

We have over 50 years of experience in research and development of new varieties of gladiolus. Our Dutch producers perform extensive research and develop new varieties and technologies to obtain a high quality product recognized worldwide. We introduce new species every year, which allows us to differentiate ourselves with attractive varieties that achieve the best returns on crops.

Our gladioli bulbs are disinfected before departure from Holland. In reaching their final destination, they are therefore ready to be planted, absolutely free from diseases or insects. For each shipment, phytosanitary certificates are issued by the Plant Protection Service of the Netherlands for exports outside the EU. For best results, our clients make sure that the land where the bulbs will be planted, is also free of diseases or pests.

Bulb Planting and Flower Harvest

We have all the necessary expertise to develop the most suitable cultivation program with the best results for the grower. Through frequent visits to the client, we guide the breeding program of the different varieties. This personal contact allows us to offer individual technical assistance for the grower to achieve the best results. Much of our enormous technical knowledge is the result of close contact with our customers: gladiolus flower growers.