Lilium 2011 - short news
The growers still have about 40 million lilies (Oriental, Asiatic, LA and OT) for which they are not able to find a buyer, because these bulbs are not suitable anymore for long term storage, the assortment no longer fits the demand or the bulbs have been infected with a high percentage of PLAMV virus. This will imply that a large part of the bulbs will be thrown away, because most growers do not want to take the risk to start packing the bulbs.
At this moment the growers are busy with the delivery of the last French grown bulbs and they have already begun preparing the plant material that will be planted again in March. A sifting in the assortment will take place because anyhow the growers will not or partially plant - only low % - PLAMV affected lots and varieties of crop 2011 for which a buyer could only be found with difficulty or not at all, will also only be partially planted.