Dutch Plant breeder and propagator Dümmen Orange last week announced that it has divested its stake in the production and sales of third party succulents to Cacti Youngplants. The latter will take over Dümmen Orange’s exclusive contract with Zimflora in Zimbabwe, who produce starting material for succulents.
From its sites in Spain and Guatemala, the De Lier-based breeder intends to concentrate on breeding, propagating, and selling its own genetic material in the higher market segments.
In North America this will be marketed through brokerage partners, together with the successful Welcome to the Jungle® programme.
The proportion of Dümmen Orange’s current succulent portfolio produced by third parties is being sold to Cacti Youngplants BV. For this purpose, the two companies have signed a letter of intent. Cacti Youngplants will take over Dümmen Orange’s exclusive contract with Zimflora in Zimbabwe, who produce starting material for succulents. Floramo will continue to supply both companies with succulents for their respective customers.
Commenting on the deal Hugo Noordhoek Hegt, CEO of Dümmen Orange said, “As a leading breeder we want to focus specifically on newly developed genetic material in the crops in which we are active. We will do this ourselves and also together with brokerage partners, with already successful concepts such as Welcome to the Jungle.”
Aimed at the North American market, Dümmen Orange’s Welcome to the Jungle® programme combines succulents with green foliage plants such as Peperomia and Pilea. It offers growers and retailers a diverse range of easy-to-program varieties of unrooted cuttings. Confident colours, alluring textures and attractive foliage all come together in Welcome to the Jungle.
Wander Tuinier, founder of Cacti Youngplants BV commented, “I am delighted with what we have been able to achieve together with Dümmen Orange so far. Cacti Youngplants looks forward to offering its succulent ranges in the market together with its cactuses and Sticculents® portfolio. We also look forward to helping to give direction to succulent breeding at Dümmen Orange and launching these products jointly with Dümmen Orange.”
Over the next few weeks, Dümmen Orange and Cacti Youngplants will work to achieve a flawless transition for their customers in Europe and North America, enabling this inspiring product group to continue to grow and flourish.