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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 ...

CATCH UP ON HBA VIP EVENT

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 ...

HYDRANGEA SEASON STARTED, GENERAL PR

May 2020 – The cut hydrangea season has started again. For all hydrangea lovers a general promotional video of this beautiful and surprising flower (source HydrangeaWorld.com).

VIEW ON ROYAL PARADE AND ROYAL WEDDING, PHASE 1 PINCHING

De Kwakel, 6 May 2020 – This year we will take you into our hydrangea test greenhouse and show the growth of two new varieties on the basis of videos: Royal Palace and Royal Wedding. Here the first video: growth phase 1, in which the plants are being pinched. Interested in taking a look at ...

TASTE THE WINNING CAIPIRINHA AT THE TRADE FAIR NAALDWIJK

De Kwakel, 10 March 2020 – Visit our Caipirinha® cocktail bar at the Trade Fair and make a toast to this winner of the Hortensia shelf life tests 2017 and 2019. From 11 to 12 March you are welcome in our booth 15.1 at the Trade Fair in Naaldwijk. Caipirinha® has twice been named hydrangea ...

HBA SHOWS HYDRANGEA NOVELTIES FAY AND FINYA IN ESSEN

De Kwakel, January 2020 –At the international trade fair IPM 2020, Hydrangea Breeders Association BV is again showing breeding novelties, including the soft pink double flowered Fay and the bright white double flowered Finya. Our new catalogue with the complete potted plant assortment and the five new paniculata varieties is available in our booth. We ...

GLASS TULIP 2020: ROYAL ANASTASIA AWARDED 2ND PRIZE

De Kwakel, January 2020 -With our double hydrangea cut flower Royal Anastasia, HBA 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 Glass Tulip on behalf ...

BLOOMING INNOVATIONS SUPPLIES WHITE ICE AGE FROM KENYA

Gilgil, Kenya, January 2020 – From January onwards, Kenyan producer Blooming Innovations introduces the new cut flower hydrangea Ice Age. This snow-white cut flower hydrangea has an excellent shelf life and shows no transport damage. “Customers are very satisfied with the quality,” says owner Harry Rooijakkers of Blooming Innovations. Ice Age was discovered in 2016 ...

HBA SHOWS A SELECTION OF ROYAL CUT FLOWER HYDRANGEAS AT TRADE FAIR AALSMEER BOOTH 22.18

De Kwakel, 4  November 2019 – From 6 to 8 November you are very 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 are looking forward to meeting you. Glass Tulip Award – cast your ...

ROYAL PALACE AND ROYAL PARADE: TRULY EXCEPTIONAL CUT HYDRANGEAS FROM HBA

De Kwakel, 29th  October 2019 – At the Trade Fair Aalsmeer, HBA (Hydrangea Breeders Association) is putting the Royal Palace and Royal Parade in the spotlight. Two new, single-flower pruning varieties. Agriom Director Jaap Stelder notes there is a lot of interest in HBA’s cut hydrangeas. ‘We are bringing true phenomena to market.’ In September, ...

HIGH SCORE FOR ROYAL PALACE CLASSIC AT SUMMER FLOWER EXHIBITION IN NAALDWIJK

De Kwakel, 13th September 2019 – The beautifully autumn coloured HBA variety Royal Palace Classic has been nominated yesterday 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 ...

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 ...