Freesia for annual Freesia Open Days are planted

Test greenhouse freesias - photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs

Test greenhouse freesias – photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs

“Last week our freesias for the test greenhouse were planted”, informs Dutch based Van den Bos Flowerbulbs in their latest newsletter. Van den Bos Flowerbulbs is specialized in the preservation, preparation and marketing of freesia, lilies and calla for professional flower cultivation and importers. In February or March 2018 the company will have its annual Freesia open days.
Freesia 'Marseille' - photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs

Freesia ‘Marseille’ – photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs

One of the varieties which can be seen at the open days is ‘Marseille’. This double yellow variety of Van den Bos Freesia won the 40th edition of the Goemans Trophy out of in total 93 vases and 12.000 stems submitted by several breeders and growers. Royal van Zanten bred this variety. ‘Marseille’ was characterized by the jury as ‘promosing for the future’. The production, weight, length and the smell should be better than the varieties in the current market. In addition, Van den Bos Flowerbulbs planted new ‘promosing’ breeding numbers as well. More information about the progress of the planting in the test greenhouse and exact data of the open days will follow.
New crop
Van den Bos Flowerbulbs also refers in the newsletter to the new freesia crop which was harvested last month. Despite the rain-fall before harvesting, the quality is looking according to the company good. The corms can be delivered from January until July 2018.
From August until October most of the freesia corms from Van den Bos Flowerbulbs’ production location in New-Zeeland will be delivered. The first lots that are planted in August and they are already 30 cm above the ground at the moment. “Our freesia specialist’s expectation is that the first lots will bloom in January.”
In September the cormlets for the new crop of New-Zeeland were planted and Van den Bos Flowerbulbs expects in the beginning of January they will be in full bloom and the company is looking forward to sharing the results of the inspection. These corms can be delivered from August 2018.
Freesia production in New-Zealand - photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs

Freesia production in New-Zealand – photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs