Agriom and its partners in Hydrangea Breeders Association (www.hydrangeabreeders.nl) are actively involved in breeding cutflower Hydrangeas. This has resulted in the Royal series; Royal Navy, Royal Curly® and Royal Benefit amongst others. For the equatorial production regions like Kenya and Colombia a specific breeding line has been set up. Selections are tested under local circumstances to meet the climatological demands. You might know our varieties Ice Cube, Force, Pop-Up and Dream.
Our breeding objectives and selection criteria highly depend on the area of production, but typical characteristics are easy flower induction, productivity, stem length, vase life and attractive colouration at the antique stage.
Our special breeding line for tropical production areas induces flowers on new shoots as opposed to the traditional 1 year wood. A cold period is not required for the induction of flowers, these plants produce flowering stems continuously.