donderdag 28 juli 2016

VWS Flowerbulbs participates at Royal FloraHolland Tradefair

VWS is participating and looking forward to your visit at our stand 16.2 so save the date and make your appointment with our sales department.

This trade fair is the top place where the national and international horticultural companies meet. Given the mission of 'Flowering the World together, planting seeds of opportunities for our members', the fair is devoted to the opportunities and possibilities available to the horticultural sector to respond to market developments. For now and in 2020.


woensdag 20 juli 2016

Lilium and Gladiolus statistics crop 2016

Statistics 2016

The preliminary statistics for the planted amount of ha. in Holland for crop 2016, show for that for lilium it is expected that total will be substantially higher, from 4232.69 to 4305.28 ha for crop 2016. Note that due to the heavy rainfall (especially in the south of Holland) already some ha.(so far not clear how many) cannot be harvested.

The gladiolus it is expected that they planted some less, from 797.54 last year to 771.63 ha. this year.
 preliminary statistics gladiol
preliminary statistics lilium
The preliminary statistics are supplemented regularly until the end of the season, when the data are complete.

Throughout the year new lilium varieties are being tested at VWS Flowerbulbs

In our test greenhouses we plant new lilium varieties throughout the year. Through this we know more of these varieties in different seasons (for example a certain variety can perform well or badly in summer or winter). Every two weeks we plant about 30 lilium varieties for cutflower-production and 10 pot varieties.

From every planting all data are scanned and saved. Besides we also send these and other varieties to several customers in different continents. With the information we receive back from them and our experience of these varieties we can advise our customers better about the characteristics of these new varieties which you can find on

woensdag 13 juli 2016

Testing gladiolus varieties outside

On the test fields in the northern part of the Netherlands, the first gladioli are in bloom. On these fields the current and future assortment is being tested.

Every day our experts take a look at the gladioli, in order to remain well informed about the developments.

Gladiolus varieties

Tulip crop 2016 - Harvest update

The harvest of the tulips is well under way. In spite of the wet period in some parts of the Netherlands, it looks well and we expect that the proceeds will be normal.

During the harvest our experts pay a visit to the various fields which enables them to have a clear view about the quality of our tulips.