14 May 2019
DE KWAKEL, Netherlands: On 13 May 2019 Agriom became the exclusive agent for De Wintertuin’s range of Bougainvillea cuttings worldwide. De Wintertuin, a Dutch-based plant nursery in De Lier and Agriom have been working together for many years. Together they have developed a range of new Bougainvillea varieties through mutation breeding.
De Wintertuin grows finished Bougainvillea in seven different colours and sells them under the AA Collection brand. Operating from their 3ha site in De Lier, De Wintertuin also supplies Bougainvillea cuttings to be grown on as a potted plant. “Father and son Frans and Wouter van den Bos are extremely skilled pot plant growers”, Agriom director Jaap Stelder said. He added, “De Wintertuin’s starting material is of the finest quality.”
Bougainvillea is a niche crop, a product that requires additional skills from the growers. In Bougainvillea, Frans van den Bos brings with him a wealth of knowlegde. “By combining De Wintertuin’s expertise on Bougainvillea cultivation with Agriom’s marketing and sales staff, we create value for our customers, especially for first time Bougainvillea growers”, Stelder said.
Orchard Park Growers in Ontario, Canada, potted his first Bougainvillea cuttings from De Wintertuin a year ago with Frans and Wouter now giving the Canadian grower expert help and advice on growing, feeding, pruning and watering. Agriom’s ‘potted plant production specialist Jan ten Brinke is at hand to offer guidance. “Everyone makes a valuable contribution. Both Agriom and De Wintertuin are happy to collaborate”, Stelder added.
Agriom sells De Wintertuin Bougainvillea not only to growers in Canada or the United States. “Our’s is a global market. In tropical areas worldwide, Bougainvillea makes a visually appealing potted plant with great potential.”
Agriom will present De Wintertuin’s Bougainvilleas at their premises in De Kwakel during FlowerTrials (June 11-14).