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SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 13TH 2024 HBA HYDRANGEA NIGHT

De Kwakel, February 2024 – We are looking forward to Flower Trials 2024. As usual, HBA organizes during the Flower Trials week on Thursday (June 13th) the Hydrangea Night. Save the date. A personal invitation will follow soon. www.hydrangeabreeders.nl
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Jacqueline van Wetten February 14, 2024

SHARING CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES IN BLUEBERRY FARMING

De Kwakel, February 2024 – Corneel de Kort, representative of Fruit Vision (www.fvselections.com), hosts interested parties in blueberry cultivation at partner company Onuba Fruit in the Spanish Huelva. For practical reasons, the open days are scheduled just before and after the Fruit Logistica trade fair in Berlin. Onuba cultivates, among others, the Demba and Dana ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten February 6, 2024

READY FOR IPM 2024: BLOOMING HYDRANGEAS IN WINTER TIME

De Kwakel, January 2024 – Jan ten Brinke from Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) has loaded his car and is ready to travel to IPM 2024 in Essen, Germany. At the fair, starting Tuesday January 23, we will present hydrangea pot varieties Bianco, Tabletensia improved, Floria blue and many others. It is not easy to grow ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten January 22, 2024

ON SHOW IN MANTS: NEW EARLY FLOWERING HYDRANGEA FROM HBA

De Kwakel, January 2024 – From January 10 – 12, HBA was present at MANTS, the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show in Baltimore, USA. Together with Aldershot Greenhouses, a well-known quality hydrangea grower of cuttings, pre-finished and finished products, we presented a display of various pot hydrangea plants. New on show was a hydrangea variety that ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten January 15, 2024

INVITATION OPEN DAYS 2024 WAC ROSES AT NAKURU, KENYA

De Kwakel, January 2024 – United Selections cordially invites you to attend the open days at Nakuru, Kenya from January 10th till January 12th, 2024. Have a look at the WAC collection a breeding product of Agriom. Showcased are: Pixie (see big picture), Golden Robin, Pretty Pillow, Orange Weaver, Red Robin, Vanilla Ice, Golden Bird, ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten January 5, 2024

AGRIOM IS EXPANDING IN SURFACE AREA AND ACTIVITIES

De Kwakel, December 2023 – Recently Agriom acquired the location Achterweg 48 at De Kwakel. Together with ErfGoedFloor we are transforming the greenhouse to meet our technical requirements. They are installing a new cultivation floor and state-of-the-art watering system. At the beginning of December the floor will be ready, at the end of December the greenhouse ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten December 4, 2023

WAC ROSES AT IFTF VIJFHUIZEN, 8-10 NOVEMBER 2023

De Kwakel, November 2023 – From November 8 (wednesday) till November 10 (friday) our WAC roses are on show at IFTF in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. Please visit booth number B3.08. You are welcomed by United Selections, our representative. They will show, among others, the new two-coloured Pixie. DON’T MISS OUT. Register upfront via the website ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten November 6, 2023

INVITATION: VISIT THE HBA SHOW GREENHOUSE IN DE KWAKEL

De Kwakel, September 2023 -The cut hydrangeas in the greenhouse of breeder HBA in De Kwakel show their colors from fresh to classic. We invite cut hydrangea growers to visit us and have a look for themselves. You are very welcome. Please make an appointment with: Jaap Stelder, tel. 06 514 08 341 / jaap.stelder@agriom.nl ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten September 12, 2023

SPECTACULAR ZAMIOCULCAS SELECTIONS ON WWW.ZAMIOSPECIALTIES.COM

De Kwakel, July 2023 – www.zamiospecialties.com is a new website that shows some spectacular varieties of Zamioculcas, also known as ZZ-plant or Emerald palm. The selected Black Beauty, Midori and Supernova are offered for commercial use (selections are PBR registered or patented).   Zamioculcas ‘Black Beauty’ is a showstopper! This new Zamio has very, very ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten July 10, 2023

HBA LOOKS BACK ON A SUCCESFUL HYDRANGEA NIGHT DURING FLOWER TRIALS

De Kwakel, June 2023 – HBA’s Hydrangea Night, traditionally held on Thursday during the Flower Trials 2023, was a success. Guests from the Netherlands and abroad were informed about the extensive HBA range while enjoying a snack and a drink. Among the potted plants, there was a great deal of interest in the improved Tabletensia, ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten June 22, 2023

PLAN YOUR VISIT: JUNE 13 – 16, 2023 FLOWER TRIALS AT AGRIOM

De Kwakel, April 2023 -During the FlowerTrials® 2023 we present the newest developments in breeding Hydrangea, Mandevilla, scented Pelargonium, Veronica, pot roses, succulents, black Zamioculcas, potted Calla and soft fruit (blueberry, raspberry). We welcome you at our showhouse and greenhouse at Achterweg 58a in De Kwakel. June 13-16, 2023 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 08:00-18:00 h. Friday: ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten April 21, 2023

CULTIVATING TOP-LEVEL DEWI-DELPHINIUMS UNDER KENYAN CONDITIONS

De Kwakel, March 2023 – How do you grow top-level delphiniums from the Dewi series? Nico Wigchert shows it to the owners and cultivation employees of nursery Mau Floral. Nico Wigchert visited the Kenyan nursery together with Jaap Stelder of Agriom in De Kwakel. Together, the two companies are developing an extensive range of Dewi varieties ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten March 31, 2023

SEARCHING FOR TASTY BLUEBERRY VARIETIES WITH ORNAMENTAL VALLUE

De Kwakel, March 2023 – FV Selections (www.fvselections.com) and Agriom are working hard on new blueberry varieties that meets the consumer desire to grow their own fruit. These new blueberry varieties must provide tasty berries as well as have ornamental value. To lift a tip of the veil: we are thrilled to show this beautiful ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten March 31, 2023

NEW POT HYDRANGEAS FROM BREEDER HBA AT IPM ESSEN

De Kwakel, January 2023 – From January 24 to January 27, Dutch breeder HBA from De Kwakel will introduce a number of new pot hydrangeas at the IPM Essen in Germany. On display are Fabolo blue and Floria blue, among others. The new catalog 2023/2024, containing a complete overview of the pot range, is also ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten January 20, 2023

NOW AVAILABLE: HBA CATALOGUE 2023/2024 POT AND GARDEN HYDRANGEAS

De Kwakel, January 2023 – Breeder HBA introduces the new catalogue 2023/2024 with the complete assortment of pot and garden hydrangeas. The catalogue also contains an overview of the paniculatas developed by HBA. Check it out! Visit the HBA-website www.hydrangeabreeders.nl for further information or download a version of the catalogue 2023/2024 here. You can also ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten January 11, 2023

PANFLORA OUTPERFORMS IN FLORAHOLLAND CONSUMER VALUE TEST

De Kwakel, November 2022 – HBA is proud to announce that garden hydrangea Panflora has won the benchmark Quality Garden Hydrangea 2022. The test shows that Panflora meets the consumer expectations best. Of all the plants entered, Panflora achieved the highest scores for shelf life and ornamental value. Panflora was submitted by HBA partner Kötterheinrich. ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten November 9, 2022

HBA WELCOMES YOU AT TRADE FAIR 2022 IN AALSMEER

De Kwakel, October 2022 – On 9, 10 and 11 November you are cordially invited to visit our exhibition stand (number 9.14) at the FloraHolland Trade Fair 2022. Please feel welcome. We love to inform you about our Royal-series, the HBA product range of hydrangeas for cutting. We also show some new innovations like Royal ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten October 24, 2022

DIFFERENCE ROSES JOINS UNITED SELECTIONS SALES ACTIVITIES

De Kwakel, September 2022 – In order to gain wider access to the global market, Difference Roses has decided to join the sales activities of United Selections. Difference Roses is a partnership between HPD Potplanten and breeder Agriom, both located in De Kwakel. United Selections in Aalsmeer is worldwide involved in the breeding and marketing ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten September 7, 2022

DELPHINIUM DEWI SPIJKER BY N.G. WIGCHERT WINS FIRST PRIZE AT FLORIADE 2022

De Kwakel, September 2022 – Agriom congratulates Nico and Maria Wigchert on winning the first prize for the double-flowered Delphinium Dewi Spijker at the ninth product competition at Floriade Expo 2022. Dewi Spijker won the first prize of the Delphinium product group with a score of 9.68. Dewi Spijker also appears to be popular with ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten September 1, 2022

INTRODUCTION OF TWO NEW DEWI DELPHINIUMS DURING FLOWERTRIALS 2022

De Kwakel, June 2022 – Nico and Maria Wigchert from nursery De Widel and André and Marianne Smaal from breeding company Agriom introduced two new Dewi delphiniums during FlowerTrials 2022. The new varieties were given the names Dewi Purple Smile and Dewi Violet Smile. Smile is a reference to the name Smaal. Dewi Purple Smile ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten June 17, 2022

NEW CUT HYDRANGEAS ROYAL GRANDEUR AND ROYAL HIGHNESS IN PRODUCTION

De Kwakel, June 2022 – Richard, Jeffrey and Stefan Olyerhoek of the Rith Flowers nursery and director Jaap Stelder of breeder HBA raise their glasses to the new cut hydrangeas Royal Grandeur and Royal Highness. The family business Rith Flowers from Amstelveen is the first nursery to take the two new HBA cut hydrangeas into ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten June 17, 2022

DE WINTERTUIN AND AGRIOM ADD VALUE TO BOUGAINVILLEA

De Kwakel, April 2022 – Nursery De Wintertuin in De Lier and Agriom in De Kwakel work together to develop new bougainvillea varieties like Renate (purple), Jolanda (pink) and Fire Ball (bright orange). These varieties grow very well in Northern-European climate conditions. Bougainvillea is a niche crop, a product that requires additional skills from the ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten April 20, 2022

PLAN YOUR VISIT: 14 – 17 JUNE 2022 FLOWER TRIALS AT AGRIOM

De Kwakel, April 2022 -During the FlowerTrials® 2022 our doors are open for you. We present the newest developments in breeding Hydrangea, pot roses, Hibiscus, Veronica, Mandevilla, Delphinium, Bougainvillea, Pelargonium, black Zameoculcas and pot Alstroemeria. Welcome at our showhouse and greenhouses at Achterweg 58a in De Kwakel. 14-17 June 2022 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 08:00-18:00 Friday: ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten April 13, 2022

BREEDER AGRIOM EXPANDS LABORATORY FACILITIES

De Kwakel, February 2022 – Breeding company Agriom in De Kwakel has expanded its laboratory facilities. Among other things, the tissue culture lab has been greatly increased in surface area. “We can now meet the strong growth of customers’’, says director Jaap Stelder. The growth of the tissue culture lab is the result of the ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten February 4, 2022

HABA AND TABLETENSIA IN HANGING BASKETS AT FLEURIG IN EST

De Kwakel, January 2022 – HBA supplies young plants to hydrangea growers. In this video we visit Fleurig, a Dutch company in Est. Owners Marjanne and Tom van den Berg cultivate Haba and Tabletensia. They grow both varieties in hanging baskets. Haba is available in blue, soft blue, pink and soft pink. Tabletensia is available ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten January 10, 2022

HBA SHOWS NEW WHITE CUT HORTENSIAS AT TRADE FAIR 2021

De Kwakel, November 2021 – HBA looks back on a successful Trade Fair 2021. Jaap Stelder and Jan ten Brinke welcomed a large number of cut hydrangea growers to the HBA exhibition booth at the fair in Aalsmeer. Special attention was drawn to the two new white cut hydrangeas that HBA showed. These two new ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten November 19, 2021

MANDEVILLA BREEDERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS NEW SUMMERSTAR VARIETY

De Kwakel, September 2021 – In 2022 Mandevilla Breeders Assciation (MBA) expands the Summerstar collection with a new variety. In this short video breeder Niels Arts shows a glimpse of this new variety along with the existing Summerstar Pink, Summerstar White and Summerstar Eagle Eye. The video is made at the greenhouse of Heemskerk Plant ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten September 7, 2021

VERONICA POPULAR WITH GROWERS AND CONSUMERS

De Kwakel, August 2021 – Since corona, consumers pay more attention to a greener living environment. This is also reflected in the interest in Veronica, notes Jaap Stelder of breeder Agriom. “There is a sharply increasing demand not only in Europe, also in America.” The company in De Kwakel is currently conducting clone tests with ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten August 30, 2021

HBA PRESENTS FIFTY HYDRANGEA VARIETIES. CHECK OUR VIDEO.

De Kwakel, July 2021 – In week 24 HBA organized a presentation of almost fifty hydrangea varieties (pot and garden plants), including a number of novelties such as Finya, Feather, Floria, Florencia, Haba and Ice Boy. Please have a look at our video: https://youtu.be/MIGrw99TXiQ Please contact Jan ten Brinke for more information: jan.ten.brinke@agriom.nl, +31 6 ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten July 6, 2021

HBA CONDUCTS OLD WOOD TRIAL TO BRING THE CUT HYDRANGEA SEASON FORWARD

De Kwakel, June 2021 – HBA’s cut hydrangea varieties are perfectly suited for producing flowers on old wood, making it possible to market flowers as early as March/April. This is apparent from the old wood trial that HBA conducted this spring. For the old wood trial, HBA grew a number of cut hydrangea varieties (including ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten June 28, 2021

HBA PRESENTS POSTER COLOR CHANGES CUT HYDRANGEA

De Kwakel, April 2021 – Breeder HBA from De Kwakel developed a color poster. The poster shows how the cut hydrangeas from the Royal series change their flower colors spectacularly during the season. The color poster is a tool for growers and buyers to communicate clearly about the different color stages. Download a pdf of ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten April 30, 2021

NEW HBA POT HYDRANGEAS TEST WELL FOR SHELF LIFE

De Kwakel, April 2021 – Fay, Ice Boy, Florencia and Finya, four new pot hydrangeas from HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) score well on shelf life. That is the conclusion after a six-week shelf life test in the testing room of Agriom in De Kwakel. Generally speaking the double-flowered varieties of HBA have a very good ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten April 30, 2021

AGRIOM STARTS USING NEW MULTI-LAYERED CULTIVATION SYSTEM

De Kwakel, April 2021 – Since this year, Agriom has started using a multi-layered cultivation system. In the new cultivation system plants from our own lab are grown under conditioned circumstances. The cultivation system has four layers and has a capacity for milions of plants. This offers Agriom the opportunity to conduct more efficient research ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten April 30, 2021

SHORT VIDEO GIVES A QUICK LOOK IN THE GREENHOUSE OF DIFFERENCE ROSES

De Kwakel, March 2021 – Difference Roses wants to make a difference. In a short video HPD en breeder Agriom show how they work together in De Kwakel to create innovative and high quality products. See the video for yourself. For more information about Difference Roses, please contact Jaap Stelder: jaap.stelder@agriom.nl, +31 (0) 6 51408341.
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Jacqueline van Wetten March 4, 2021

NOVELTIES IN HBA POT HYDRANGEA CATALOG 2021

De Kwakel, January 2021 – The new pot hydrangea catalog 2021/2022 from HBA contains two novelties that are extremely suitable for use in hanging baskets. In addition, the range has been expanded with the bright white Ice Boy and HBA is introducing two new paniculata: Panenka and Panorama. New from HBA are hydrangeas for hanging baskets: ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten February 9, 2021

CHECK OUR VIDEO: HBA INNOVATIONS IN SHELF LIFE STUDY 2021

De Kwakel, January 2021 – HBA has a number of new pot hydrangeas in the cold store for 2021. These novelties will be included in the standard shelf life study that HBA carries out at its own location in De Kwakel from February. New in the HBA pot range are Florentina (light pink, double-flowered, suitable for ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten January 29, 2021

SURPRISING RESULTS IN PINCHING TRIAL HBA CUT FLOWER HYDRANGEAS

De Kwakel, November 2020 – In 2020 Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) did a pinching trial with cut flower hydrangeas on their test location at Agriom, De Kwakel: two plants of each variety were pinched mid March, two plants were pinched April 1st and two plants were pinched April 15th. The aim was to gain knowledge ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten November 10, 2020

ROYAL PALACE AND ROYAL WEDDING IN THE SPOTLIGHT

De Kwakel, 1 September 2020 – There is a new video showing our cut hydrangeas in the HBA test greenhouse in De Kwakel. Curious about how Royal Palace and Royal Wedding look now? Check it out in this video. Assess our varieties yourself We cordially invite cut flower hydrangea growers and relations to take a ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten September 1, 2020

PRODUCTION HYDRANGEA YOUNG PLANTS AND VISIT TEST LOCATION

De Kwakel, July 2020 – HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) develops hydrangea cut flower varieties. The complete Royal range and new selections are tested at the test location in De Kwakel. Young plants of all Royal varieties are now being cultivated, to be delivered to interested growers in the autumn. In the video Erik van Rossum ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten July 1, 2020

CATCH UP ON THE HBA VIP EVENT AT AGRIOM IN DE KWAKEL

De Kwakel, June 2020 – HBA looks back on a successful VIP event in week 24 at Agriom in De Kwakel. Quite a few relations could be greeted and brought up to date with a nice presentation of about sixty HBA varieties, including some promising new selections. The hydrangeas were grown as a garden plant ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten June 24, 2020

OPEN DAYS AT WAC, NAIVASHA FROM 26TH TILL 28TH FEBRUARY

Naivasha – February 2020 – Rose breeders WAC BV are having open days from Wednesday 26th till Friday 28th of February. During this three-day event, the rose varieties and particularly new varieties will take center stage. This year, WAC presents two new red varieties, several yellows and a pink for the first time. “We shall ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten February 27, 2020

GLAZEN TULP 2020: HBA HYDRANGEA ROYAL ANASTASIA AWARDED 2ND PRIZE

De Kwakel, January 2020 – With the double flowered hydrangea cut flower Royal Anastasia, Hydrangea Breeders Association achieved a beautiful second prize on 16 January in Aalsmeer in the category best market introduction of cut flowers 2019 in the Glass Tulip competition of Royal FloraHolland. Jaap Stelder and Erik van Rossum received the prize, a ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten January 21, 2020

HBA SHOWS A SELECTION OF ROYAL CUT FLOWER HYDRANGEAS AT TRADE FAIR AALSMEER

De Kwakel, 4 November 2019 – From 6 to 8 November you are welcome in our booth 22.18 in hall 2 at the Trade Fair in Aalsmeer. Discover the possibilities and benefits of our HBA varieties. Jaap Stelder and Jan ten Brinke would like to meet you. Cast you vote for Glass Tulip Award HBA ...
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Jacqueline van Wetten November 4, 2019

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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten July 10, 2019

11-14 JUNE 2019: FLOWERTRIALS AT AGRIOM IN DE KWAKEL

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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten May 15, 2019

AGRIOM STARTS 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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Jacqueline van Wetten May 13, 2019

DIFFERENCE ROSES INTRODUCES NEW WEBSITE POTROSES

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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Jacqueline van Wetten April 24, 2019

SHELF LIFE TEST ARE 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten January 2, 2019

BRAZILIAN GROWERS BELIEVE IN 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten September 27, 2018

NEW TEST LOCATION CUT HYDRANGEA IN DE KWAKEL

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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten 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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Jacqueline van Wetten October 25, 2017