Dutch growers grow pink tomatoes in Azerbaijan for Russian market

Dutch growers grow pink tomatoes in Azerbaijan for Russian market

John and Jolanda van der Lee have swapped the Netherlands for Azerbaijan to run an 11 hectare tomato nursery there. Before they left, they
John Cappalonga: “We have invested heavily in producing high quality at low costs, including through a sizable expansion.”

“I have always been a fan of new ideas and new approaches”

Gee Vee Enterprises was founded in Harlow, UK, in 1997 by husband-and-wife team Gaetano and Vincenzina Cappalonga. The site is based in the UK’s
Meiny Prins. CEO Priva at World Horti Center

Horticulture in 2050: lots more technology, but fewer entrepreneurs

If we were to make an analysis of the horticulture industry thirty years from now, we would see that horticulture businesses have morphed into
vegetable production company Agrícola Zarattini grows peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus and strawberries, predominantly for export markets.

‘We are committed to high standards of quality, food safety and sustainability’

Founded in 1971, Mexican vegetable grower Agrícola Zarattini is a family business that produces peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus and strawberries. Having started out with
Ter Laak Orchids International Grower of the Year 2018

Ter Laak Orchids elected International Grower of the Year 2018

Ter Laak Orchids has been elected International Grower of the Year 2018! The prestigious award was presented by the International Association of Horticultural Producers
Artist Impression of FloriWorld Experience Centre

Floriworld attraction and experience centre soon to become a reality

The initiators and developers agree: Floriworld, the experience centre of the ornamental plant sector, will be opening its doors in Aalsmeer at the end
Aleia Roses introduces ‘Aleia’ label in Spain after the Netherlands

Aleia Roses introduces ‘Aleia’ label in Spain after the Netherlands

Last Thursday, Aleia Roses introduced its premium label ‘Aleia’ at the Palacio Neptuno in Madrid. Following its introduction at the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair
The Avocado Show dish

Amsterdam restaurant The Avocado Show goes international

Amsterdam restaurant The Avocado Show, which only serves avocado dishes, wants to grow into an international chain. This goal is possible thanks to an
The management of Koppert Biological Systems and mayor Pieter van de Stadt on stage.

Royal Award for the management of Koppert Biological Systems

The management of Koppert Biological Systems received a Royal Award on 15 September. Paul Koppert and Henri Oosthoek received the award from mayor Pieter
Locations in Portugal and Uganda give hydrangea grower desired flexibility

Locations in Portugal and Uganda give hydrangea grower desired flexibility

Sjaak van Schie, of Maasdijk, in the southwest of the Netherlands grows hydrangeas that vary in size from minis to large plants, with a
Growing pot plant market gives Turkish-Danish joint venture a head start

Growing pot plant market gives Turkish-Danish joint venture a head start

Leading Danish kalanchoe nursery Knud Jepsen was looking for a good way to outsource the cutting production. After exploring possibilities in Turkey the idea
Tuinbouw in Mexico

Jungle Talks webinars about horticulture in Mexico now online

Last week, the major Latin American horticultural fair was organized in Irapuato, Mexico. In the week that Donald Trump was elected as the 45th
World Floriculture Map 2016

‘New era for international floriculture’

The Dutch market share in global exports has fallen behind the combined market share of Colombia, Kenya, Ecuador and Ethiopia for the first time,
‘We thought differently about the market for our German branch’

‘We thought differently about the market for our German branch’

About 50% of Dutch tomatoes are exported to Germany. But Germans prefer tomatoes that are grown in their own country. So what could be
InterGrow well positioned for rising demand in US for greenhouse tomatoes

InterGrow well positioned for rising demand in US for greenhouse tomatoes

Nearly 20 years ago two Dutch and two Belgian growers joined forces and bought an existing greenhouse in the USA. It was a chance
Perfect climate for orchid cultivation and sales chances are good

Perfect climate for orchid cultivation and sales chances are good

What should you do as a European grower if you want to grow, but the local market is saturated? Then you look carefully further
‘Plants are not just a number, they are very personal’

‘Plants are not just a number, they are very personal’

JD Propagation, of Victoria, Australia, had planned to pay off its first four greenhouses in five years. In fact, the business has grown so
Henri Hekman was major shareholder of the BLGG Group. In 2013 he sold the company but instead of enjoying his retirement, he founded Dutch Sprouts.

How Dutch Sprouts wants to conquer the world

Henri Hekman was major shareholder of the BLGG Group, the leading laboratory for soil analysis. In 2013 he sold the company to Eurofins. But
‘Internationalisation is crucial to us’, explains Meiny Prins, CEO and co-owner of Priva, and Businesswoman of the Year 2009.

‘I’m not such a big fan of spreadsheets.’

‘Internationalisation is crucial to us’, explains Meiny Prins, CEO and co-owner of Priva, and Businesswoman of the Year 2009. ‘Priva is a family-owned and