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

De Kwakel, May 2019 – A cheerful, sunny picture from our HBA trial site at 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 ...

SHELF LIFE TEST FIXED PART HBA HYDRANGEAS

De Kwakel, 20 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 ...

HBA STARTS NEW TRIAL SITE OF CUT FLOWER HYDRANGEAS IN COLOMBIA

De Kwakel, 9 February – 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”, Agriomdirector Jaap Stelder ...

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 ...

NEW HYDRANGEA CUT FLOWERS FROM HBA AT TRADE FAIR AALSMEER

De Kwakel, 6 November 2018 – From 7 to 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 – ...

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 the ...

NEW TEST LOCATION HBA CUT HYDRANGEA IN DE KWAKEL

De Kwakel, 29 August 2018 – 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, where interested growers can get acquainted with the HBA assortment. The blued ...

5 JULY OPEN DOOR DAY HBA HYDRANGEA CUTFLOWERS

De Kwakel, 27 June 2018 – 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 ...

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 ...

GARDEN SEASON KANMARA® HYDRANGEA STARTED

De Kwakel, 23 April 2018 – Colorful start of the garden season with Kanmara® hydrangeas. Enjoy the beauty of Kanmara® Splendour. from May till October. Available in a range of 7 colors. Click here for more info.

TABLETENSIA® SPECIAL PRIZE WINNER AT IPM 2018

De Kwakel, 15 February 2018 – The jury report: The Tabletensia® ‘Saxtabdar’ is convincing due to its special growth form. It is flat and thus outstandingly suitable for planting in bowls and as attractive table decorations. Due to its rich branching and the rich stock of blossoms, it looks like a bouquet of flowers. You ...

NEW POT PLANT HYDRANGEAS FROM HBA AT IPM

De Kwakel, 4 January 2018 – Welcome in our booth 1B29 at IPM Essen from 23 to 26 January. Our strong assortment will be enlarged by new eye-catchers. Among others the bicolor Green Lips, with its beautiful shades of green, good flower induction and excellent keeping quality, especially suitable for outdoor, large flowered Sarena, in ...