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HIGHLY RATED ROYAL PALACE AT SUMMER FLOWER EXHIBITION IN NAALDWIJK

De Kwakel, 16 september 2019 – The beautifully autumn coloured HBA variety Royal Palace Classic has been nominated at the Naaldwijk Summer Flower Exhibition for the prestigious Stimuflori Innovation Award.  This special prize is awarded for a novelty with the best market potential. Apart from the exceptional colour this variety was nominated due to its ...
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Agriom September 16, 2019

ALDERSHOT GREENHOUSES AND HBA: GAME CHANGERS ON THE AMERICAN MARKET

De Kwakel, July 2019 – More exciting and better. That is the motivation for Aldershot Greenhouses in Ontario, Canada to supply pre-finished hydrangeas from the breeding program of the Dutch/German Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) to growers in Canada and the US. ‘We put game changers on the market.’  Len Vander Lugt from Aldershot welcomes you ...
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Agriom July 10, 2019

11-14 JUNE: FLOWERTRIALS AT AGRIOM

De Kwakel, June 2019 -During the FlowerTrials® 2019 our doors are open for you. We present the newest developments in breeding Hydrangea, Mandevilla, Kalanchoe and pot roses and various pot and garden plants. Take a glimpse at the test location of our cut flower hydrangeas. Welcome at our showhouse and greenhouses at Achterweg 58a in ...
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Agriom June 5, 2019

VIEW ON ROYAL HYDRANGEA CUT FLOWERS FROM HBA AT TRIAL SITE AGRIOM

De Kwakel, May 2019 – A cheerful, sunny picture from our HBA trial siteat Agriom in De Kwakel. The new Royal cut flower hydrangea varieties and selections are now growing fast, the first selections are already flowering! We therefore warmly invite growers of cut flower hydrangeas to take a look at Achterweg 54 in De ...
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Agriom May 15, 2019

AGRIOM STARTS GLOBAL SALES OF BOUGAINVILLEA CUTTINGS FROM DE WINTERTUIN

De Kwakel, May 2019 – Nursery De Wintertuin in De Lier handed over sales of their bougainvillea cuttings to Agriom in De Kwakel. The two Dutch companies have been working together for years. Together they developed a number of new bougainvillea varieties through mutation breeding. De Wintertuin grows seven different colours of bougainvillea (AA Collection) ...
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Agriom May 13, 2019

WEBSITE DIFFERENCE ROSES ONLINE

De Kwakel, April 2019 – Difference Roses, the partnership between breeding company Agriom and HPD potplanten in De Kwakel has launched their own website: www.differenceroses.nl, with a varied selection of bright coloured pot roses for indoor, patio and terrace. The cooperation between HPD and Agriom in De Kwakel is the solid foundation on which Difference Roses ...
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Agriom April 24, 2019

SHELF LIFE TEST FIXED PART HBA HYDRANGEAS

De Kwakel, March 2019 – Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) by definition supplies varieties that have a good shelf life. To fulfil this promise, keeping quality tests at one’s own location in De Kwakel are a fixed part of the selection procedure. Pot plant expert Jan ten Brinke opens the door to the test room. On long ...
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Agriom March 20, 2019

WAC OPENS NEW TRIAL SITES IN ECUADOR AND COLOMBIA

De Kwakel, February 2019 – WAC has opened new trial sites for roses in Ecuador and Columbia. In 2018 several hundred WAC selections were planted at both sites. “ During the open days in March, we will be proud to present them to potential customers’’, says Agriom director Jaap Stelder. He enthusiastically shows photos on ...
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Agriom February 26, 2019

ROSES ON SHOW : OPEN DAYS AT WAC IN NAIVASHA

Naivasha, 20 February 2019 – WAC will be having open days at their trial house in Naivasha, Kenya on Thursday February 28 and Friday March 1. “We will be showing all our latest rose selections including the first viewing of the 2019 selections”, says Richard McGonnell, Sales Manager at WAC. “For those that may not know ...
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Agriom February 20, 2019

HBA STARTS NEW TRIAL SITE OF CUT FLOWER HYDRANGEAS IN COLOMBIA

De Kwakel, 9 February 2019 – Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) in De Kwakel has started a trial site with cut flower hydrangeas in Colombia. In the new trial site, HBA planted fifty selections so they can be tested under local growing conditions, “The market requires new shapes and colours, which we are eager to deliver”, ...
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Agriom February 11, 2019

FIRST CUT FLOWER HYDRANGEA GROWER IN BRAZIL CHOOSES HBA RANGE

De Kwakel, 2 January 2019 – Brazilian grower Adriano van Rooyen will focus on growing hydrangeas for cut flowers chosen from the Tropical series offered by Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) in De Kwakel. Van Rooyen has been breeding roses in Holambra and Andradas for many years but is taking a new direction by shifting the ...
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Agriom January 2, 2019

BRAZILIAN GROWERS SEE FUTURE AHEAD FOR KALANCHOE SELECTIONS FROM PERFECTA BREEDING

De Kwakel, 18 December 2018 – Perfecta Breeding, the cooperative partnership of Lankhaar Nursery in Bleiswijk and breeding company Agriom in De Kwakel, is expanding the growing area in Brazil with new Kalanchoe selections. “Our genetics are supremely suitable for cultivation in South Amerika’’, says Agriom’s Jaap Stelder, who visited Holambra at the end of ...
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Agriom December 20, 2018

NEW SUNNY CITIES HIBISCUS FOR SOUTH EUROPE ON THE HORIZON

De Kwakel, November 2018 – At the end of November, breeding company Agriom  selected 12 hibiscus varieties from the cloning trials at Piante Keicher in Italy for the Hibiscus Working Group. Following a second, extensive phase of trials a number of these new varieties will be made available for growers in South Europe in 2020. ...
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Agriom November 26, 2018

NEW HYDRANGEA CUT FLOWERS FROM HBA AND DEWI DELPHINIUM AT TRADE FAIR AALSMEER

De Kwakel, 5 November 2018 – From 7 – 9 November we welcome you in our HBA stand 19.18 in Hall 2 at the FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer. New are the double-flowered Royal Kiss and Royal Anastasia and the single blue Royal Parade. Just like the other Royal varieties – our winter pruning series –  ...
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Agriom November 5, 2018

WORLDWIDE TEST LOCATIONS HBA CUT FLOWER HYDRANGEAS

De Kwakel, 17 October 2018 – Hydrangea Breeders Association actively develops cut flower hydrangea for various climatological areas. Apart from the moderate North-Western European climate zone for which varieties like Royal Kiss and Royal Benefit were introduced, HBA is specifically developing varieties for production areas around the Equator.  Due to the huge differences in climate ...
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Agriom October 17, 2018

WAC WINS PRIZES AT ROOOZ CONTEST WITH PIXIE AND PINK SWIFT

Naivasha, 27 September 2018 – At the Naivasha Horticultural Fair, Bert Middelkoop from Zuurbier International announced the winners of the ROOOZ contest 2018. 29 intermediates and 36 large-flowered varieties participated in the competition for the best African grown rose. At the show, held in June in the Historical Garden in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, more than ...
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Agriom September 27, 2018

NEW TEST LOCATION CUT HYDRANGEA

De Kwakel, 29th August – It took a couple of months of preparation time, but now the test location of the HBA cut hydrangeas is ready. The HBA varieties and promising selections are presented at the location of Agriom in De Kwakel, The Netherlands. Hydrangea growers are being invited to get acquainted with the strong ...
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Agriom August 29, 2018

5 JULY OPEN DOOR DAY HBA HYDRANGEA CUTFLOWERS

HBA welcomes interested growers of hydrangea cutflowers at the HBA test location at Tom de Bruijn’s nursery in ‘s-Gravenzande, Westland. Thursday 5 July, location: Groeneweg 28. From 7-9 pm the flower trials of existing HBA varieties and promising hydrangeas can be visited. The HBA team will be delighted to inform you about the growth characteristics ...
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Agriom June 27, 2018

DELPHINIUM DEWI PRODUCTION IN FULL SWING AT NICO WIGCHERTS’ FARM

Noordwijkerhout- 7 June 2018 Nico Wigchert is harvesting his successful Delphinium Dewi assortment at full flow. Due to remarkably nice weather his outdoor production has picked up considerably. Nevertheless he has spent some time with a guest from Guatemala who is setting up the production of this Series in this Central-American country. Overwhelmed by the ...
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Agriom June 8, 2018

WEEK 24: WELCOME AT THE FLOWERTRIALS AT AGRIOM, 12-15 JUNE

Get inspired and inform yourself about our assortment and the latest developments. Our staff will be present to answer your questions. Take a look in advance at the FlowerTrials website for a sneak preview and registrate online via FlowerTrials-Agriom
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Agriom June 5, 2018

HBA INTRODUCES ROYAL HYDRANGEA CUT FLOWER

De Kwakel, 17 May 2018 –  As if the British royal family knew that Hydrangea Breeders Association would introduce its new hydrangea flower Royal Kiss around week 20 … It just cannot be a coincidence that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will give each other the wedding kiss this weekend! The Royal Kiss cut flower ...
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Agriom May 17, 2018

COLORFUL START OF THE GARDEN SEASON WITH KANMARA® HYDRANGEAS

Enjoy the beauty of Kanmara® Splendour. from May till October. Available in...
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Agriom April 23, 2018

TABLETENSIA® SPECIAL PRIZE WINNER AT IPM 2018

The jury report: The Tabletensia® ‘Saxtabdar’ is convincing due to its special growth form...
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Agriom February 15, 2018

CLIMATE SPECIFIC HIBISCUS ‘SUNNY CITIES’ BY AGRIOM

Mid October Agriom and the participants in “The Hibiscus Group” visited Southern Italy to...
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Agriom October 25, 2017