Acquisition of Celine Colours nursery by Special Orchids
For most cut cymbidium growers in the Netherlands, the season runs from September until May. Special Orchids have also harvested their flowers during these months for many years. But from 1 December all that will change. “With the acquisition of Celine Colours, we can supply our customers all year round from 2018” say John and Wim Bos.
Special Orchids specialise in the cultivation of large flowering cut cymbidiums, just like their associates Celine Colours in Berkel en Rodenrijs. Paul and Esther van Schie built this nursery together and named it after their daughter. They have been cultivating outside the traditional season since 1992. “That is what makes it so valuable to us” says Wim. “The modern nursery is located on J. Poortmanweg in Berkel en Rodenrijs and is fully equipped to market cymbidiums from May to November.” Sharing knowledge “It obviously requires the necessary expertise to get the plants to flower in the summer months and early autumn. We are delighted that Paul will supervise the acquisition and share his knowledge and experience in the period ahead."