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Tulip poster and brochure

Tulip poster and brochure

Tulip poster and brochure

  • Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018

You could already admire our new amaryllis poster and brochure two weeks ago, but we have a new tulip poster and brochure as well! The tulip varieties on this poster and in this brochure are suitable for cut flower production. You can find the photos on our website here. Please contact us if you are...

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First tulip bulbs arrived

First tulip bulbs arrived

First tulip bulbs arrived

  • Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018

The first tulip bulbs from our carefully selected growers have just arrived at our company! These are the varieties Kung Fu, Red Light, Verona and Marie Jo. Click on the variety names to see which beautiful tulips will grow out of these bulbs in a couple of months.  ...

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Extraordinary story from Japan

Extraordinary story from Japan

Extraordinary story from Japan

  • Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

On June 1, 2018 the city of Naruto in Japan celebrated that it was exactly 100 years ago that Beethoven's 9th Symphony was performed there for the first time in Asia by German prisoners of war for a Japanese audience. This was a good reason for an anniversary week in Naruto. Stephan Pfluger, who ...

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Amaryllis poster and brochure

Amaryllis poster and brochure

Amaryllis poster and brochure

  • Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018

We are glad to show you our new amaryllis poster and brochure! These are the most popular amaryllis varieties in our assortment. Check our complete amaryllis assortment including the beautiful pictures that are shown on the poster and in the brochure here. By the way, those pictures were taken ...

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Lily show

Lily show

Lily show

  • Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018

We currently have a lily show at our company with more than 100 lily varieties from our test greenhouse and from top breeders. You can find a colourful impression of the lily show at our company this week in the photo album on our site. Please contact us if you would like to receive more i...

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Floral splendour in the Keukenhof

Floral splendour in the Keukenhof

Floral splendour in the Keukenhof

  • Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Keukenhof opened its doors again on March 22! You can enjoy the floral splendour until May 13 this year. We are an official exhibitor and have supplied our bulbs again. You can find many beautiful pictures in this photo album, which were taken during one of our visits to the Keukenhof. ...

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Plastic removed

Plastic removed

Plastic removed

  • Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

We have removed the plastic from the tulip fields again and this resulted in a couple of beautiful pictures! This year the plastic was removed more than a week later than in 2017, which is mostly due to the cold weather this spring. ​ ...

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Show with spring flowering crops

Show with spring flowering crops

Show with spring flowering crops

  • Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018

We currently have a show with spring flowering crops such as tulips, amaryllises, alliums, etc. at our company. Are you curious to see what this looks like? Check our photo album here. ...

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Trade show Zwaagdijk

Trade show Zwaagdijk

Trade show Zwaagdijk

  • Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018

We are present at the ‘Vaktentoonstelling Zwaagdijk’ (English: Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk) again in 2018. Would you like to see how our booth looks? Check our photo album here. ...

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Fields covered with plastic

Fields covered with plastic

Fields covered with plastic

  • Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

At the end of last week, the conditions were good to cover the field of recently planted tulip bulbs with plastic foil. This foil ensures that the tulips will flower earlier next spring, and therefore the bulbs can be harvested earlier as well. This way, the tulips will flower approximately 2 weeks ...

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Preparing bulb shipments

Preparing bulb shipments

Preparing bulb shipments

  • Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2017

We have not updated the news section on our website for a while, but we have nevertheless been very busy. This video gives you a short impression of the preparation of the bulb shipments that leave our company in large numbers this period. ...

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Processing tulip bulbs

Processing tulip bulbs

Processing tulip bulbs

  • Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017

We are glad to show you some pictures of the harvesting, washing, peeling, grading, quality checking, and counting of tulip bulbs. Our own tulip harvest finished last Friday and the results are rather satisfactory. The harvest was earlier this year compared to normal years due to the warm weather in...

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Lilies from test greenhouse

Lilies from test greenhouse

Lilies from test greenhouse

  • Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017

These pictures show the lilies from our test greenhouse that are currently on display at our company. The following varieties can be seen in the pictures: Tabledance, Palazzo, Snowboard, Lesotho, Zambesi, Manissa, Fujian, Profundo, Robina, Serano, Valdosta, Fenice, Fastrada, Double Surprise, Marlon,...

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Lily test greenhouse update

Lily test greenhouse update

Lily test greenhouse update

  • Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017

These pictures show the first colours that are appearing in our lily test greenhouse this year. Yellow Diamond, Corleone, Maldano, Dalian, Zambesi, and Bacardi are some examples of the more than 60 lily varieties of top quality that are currently growing in our greenhouse. We have planted 800 sample...

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95th anniversary visit Keukenhof

95th anniversary visit Keukenhof

95th anniversary visit Keukenhof

  • Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017

We celebrate our 95th anniversary in 2017! We are proud that we have grown into a large flower bulb company in 95 years with export to more than 20 countries, but that we are also still a family company that focuses on long-term relationships with customers, suppliers, and staff. We went to the Keuk...

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Test garden in bloom

Test garden in bloom

Test garden in bloom

  • Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017

Our test garden with more than 400 tulip, hyacinth, narcissus, and allium varieties is in full bloom at the moment. We can enjoy this colourful sea of flowers even longer this year because of the recent cold weather. Our test garden attracts many customers from both the Netherlands and abroad, and o...

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Irrigation

Irrigation

Irrigation

  • Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The weather has been dry in our part of the country for quite some time now. This makes most people happy, but the tulips do not like it very much. The tops of the first tulips have been cut off, and therefore they need water now. A reel is used for the irrigation. The tractor rolls out the hose, an...

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Lily test greenhouse 2017

Lily test greenhouse 2017

Lily test greenhouse 2017

  • Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017

And in the meantime… While the first tulips are flowering outside, the lilies in our test greenhouse are also growing well. Now that the sun shines on a regular basis, it will not take long before this will be in bloom. When the last tulips are dried out in the field in May, these lilies will flo...

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Tulips under plastic in bloom

Tulips under plastic in bloom

Tulips under plastic in bloom

  • Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017

Now that spring’s warm temperatures have started, the first tulips have started to bloom. The fields in the pictures have been covered with a layer of plastic foil in December. This foil allows the tulips to reach an earlier flowering period, so that the bulbs can be used earlier in the winter. Th...

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Keukenhof 2017 opened

Keukenhof 2017 opened

Keukenhof 2017 opened

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Keukenhof opened again last week. In 2017, the Keukenhof is open from March 23 up to and including May 21. A new main entrance to the park was put into service this year. We are a regular sender of the Keukenhof, and you can admire our annual submission in the garden next to the Juliana Pavilion...

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Test garden

Test garden

Test garden

  • Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

The first varieties in our test garden are flowering next to our company at the Westeinde again. At the moment the first daffodils and hyacinths are in bloom. We have substantially expanded our test garden this year. All of our sold varieties as well as a couple of new varieties are planted in the g...

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BKD greenhouse

BKD greenhouse

BKD greenhouse

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Here you can see a few pictures of our tulips in the greenhouse of the Flower Bulb Inspection Service (Dutch: Bloembollenkeuringsdienst; BKD). In this greenhouse, the BKD checks if the quality of the planted bulbs in the fields of the growers matches the certification. The planting material is alrea...

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Selecting tulips

Selecting tulips

Selecting tulips

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, and the tulips are emerging from the soil again. Therefore we have started to select the tulips again. In doing so, we drive a truck over the planted beds. Each tulip that deviates from the normal image, mostly caused by a virus, is removed immediately....

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Tulip test greenhouse

Tulip test greenhouse

Tulip test greenhouse

  • Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017

We have been using our tulip test greenhouse for a while now. The planning of the desired flowering date at our customers is synchronised with the growth of our tulips in our own test greenhouse. Each lot is sampled before shipment, and is planted and put in the greenhouse at the same time as it was...

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Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk 2017

Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk 2017

Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk 2017

  • Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017

We are present at the ‘Vaktentoonstelling Zwaagdijk’ (English: Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk) again this year, and our booth is looking beautiful again. The weather outside is cold and the trees are bare, but colourful flowers are blooming profusely inside. Does this not make you eager for spring? ...

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Samples planted in lily test greenhouse

Samples planted in lily test greenhouse

Samples planted in lily test greenhouse

  • Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017

In addition to the tulip samples, we have also planted more than 800 lily samples in our lily test greenhouse again, which we select from all of the lots that are supplied to our customers. These lots are going to be assessed by our staff in the coming months. We use this data to get to know all of ...

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Tulip bulbs planted for test garden

Tulip bulbs planted for test garden

Tulip bulbs planted for test garden

  • Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

We have put many cases with tulips outside in our test garden again, which is located next to our company buildings. We also did this last year, but this year the number of planted varieties is much bigger. One of the reasons this happened is because there is so much interest from our customers in o...

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Fields covered with plastic

Fields covered with plastic

Fields covered with plastic

  • Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016

On November 11, 2016 the weather conditions were good to cover the fields with recently planted tulip bulbs with plastic foil. This foil ensures that the tulips will bloom approximately 2 weeks earlier next winter (2017/2018) than they would without foil. ...

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Lily Angels 2017 presented

Lily Angels 2017 presented

Lily Angels 2017 presented

  • Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016

The 6 new Lily Angels 2017 were presented in Tokyo on October 28, 2016. These are daughters of Japanese lily growers that are deployed to promote lilies in Japan. The event took place in the French embassy, and the attendees were addressed by several people that are involved in the lily business wit...

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Export process in full swing

Export process in full swing

Export process in full swing

  • Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016

The export process is in full swing at the moment. We have received many bulbs from our selected growers during the past summer, and they are now processed and sent into the wide world. You can watch a clip on our video page that shows the activities that are taking place at our company. Please also...

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Lily test greenhouse 2016

Lily test greenhouse 2016

Lily test greenhouse 2016

  • Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Following the quality inspection of the tulips, we are currently checking the lilies in our lily test greenhouse. Twice a year, we plant ten bulbs of every lot that is supplied to us in this greenhouse. This allows us to check the quality of the lots, and count how many flowers per stem there are fo...

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Video page

Video page

Video page

  • Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016

We are glad to inform you that we have added a video page to our website. This way, we are sure that our videos can be watched all over the world, even in countries that cannot acces Facebook and YouTube. Please click here to visit our video page and enjoy a look behind the scenes of our company. ...

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Test plantings

Test plantings

Test plantings

  • Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016

We are pleased to show you a couple of pictures of our test plantings. It is very important for us to plant samples of our bulbs, because this allows us to check the growing results of our bulbs and our temperature treatments, which we can use as a reference test towards our customers. Furtherm...

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Update hyacinth pictures

Update hyacinth pictures

Update hyacinth pictures

  • Posted on Friday, April 1, 2016

We have now added beautiful pictures of our hyacinth varieties to our website! Please click here to check our hyacinth assortment. If you are interested in our hyacinth bulbs, please contact us by sending an e-mail to info@jandewitenzonen.com, or by filling in the contact form on our website. I...

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Website translation completed!

Website translation completed!

Website translation completed!

  • Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016

For the last couple of months, we have been working hard to make our new website available in as many as eight languages. We are proud to announce that we have achieved this! Our website can now be read in Dutch, English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Russian, Spanish, and German. This enables us t...

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Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk 2016

Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk 2016

Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk 2016

  • Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Click here to view an impression of our stand at the ‘Vaktentoonstelling Zwaagdijk 2016’ (English: Trade Exhibition Zwaagdijk 2016). This annual exhibition began today, and combines a large bulb flower show with a trade fair for companies in the flower bulb sector. Today and tomorrow, ...

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New picture books available

New picture books available

New picture books available

  • Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016

We are pleased to inform you that we have introduced two new picture books: the ‘Tulip Book’ and the ‘Spring Flowering Book’. The Tulip Book is filled with pictures of and practical information about many different tulip varieties that are suitable for forcing. The Spring...

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Tulip Red Label for Valentine's Day

Tulip Red Label for Valentine's Day

Tulip Red Label for Valentine's Day

  • Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2016

If you click on the following link, you can read an article about the tulip variety Red Label, and watch two videos about this variety. Red Label is a beautiful red tulip variety that we export exclusively. You can find more information about Red Label on our website. Please do not hesitate to conta...

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Our company in a nutshell

Our company in a nutshell

Our company in a nutshell

  • Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

You can watch a short video here to get an impression of the activities within our company. These beautiful images are captured with the use of a drone. Click here to view all of our videos on YouTube. ...

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Japanese 'Flower Bulb of the Year'

Japanese 'Flower Bulb of the Year'

Japanese 'Flower Bulb of the Year'

  • Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The beautiful pink-yellow tulip Sanne has been voted Japanese 'Flower Bulb of the Year 2016’. The tulip originated from a cross between the lily-flowered tulip Ballerina and the Triumph tulip Peer Gynt. Sanne’s pink petals turn to pastel colours with a light yellow edge when the...

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Start of processing at CNB

Start of processing at CNB

Start of processing at CNB

  • Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015

As of July 2015, Jan de Wit en Zonen B.V. has started activities in the premises of CNB Refrigeration and Preparation Company. The storage and processing of tulip bulbs takes place here. This also took place here on a small scale in 2014, but we have now decided to process all of our tulip bulbs in ...

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New entrance and exit

New entrance and exit

New entrance and exit

  • Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In the spring of 2015, we built our own connection road that connects the Westeinde in Enkhuizen to the Veilingweg in Bovenkarspel, via CNB Refrigeration and Cooling Company. This road ensures that we do not cause nuisance on the Westeinde anymore, where our company is located. In order to realise t...

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New case put into use

New case put into use

New case put into use

  • Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

As of Summer 2014, Jan de Wit en Zonen B.V. has put a new flower bulb case into use. This case was developed together with Van der Windt Packaging Solutions and Services (Honselersdijk). The new case is almost 300 grams lighter than the previous case, which results in reduced environmental pollution...

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Tulip flower show

Tulip flower show

Tulip flower show

  • Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

We are glad to inform you that we will take part in the tulip flower show at the agricultural research centre “Proeftuin Zwaagdijk”, from February 19th until February 22nd, 2015. This is a very nice and interesting tulip flower show, in which we also participated successfully last yea...

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Baptism of Tulipa Qingdao

Baptism of Tulipa Qingdao

Baptism of Tulipa Qingdao

  • Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014

We are glad to inform you that Tulip Qingdao was baptized last Friday, April 25, 2014, by Mr Wang Guangzheng Ph.D., the Vice Mayor of Qingdao Municipal Government.  The triumph tulip cultivar Qingdao is raised by J. en P. Snoek en Zonen B.V. and was supplied by Jan de Wit en Zonen B.V. T...

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Studio photos cut tulips

Studio photos cut tulips

Studio photos cut tulips

  • Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

To ensure that you, as our customer, gets the best possible view of the growth and development of our products we decided to make high quality studio photos of a large part of our tulip assortment. The first results can be seen here: Photo studio shoot of Tulips. We intend to ...

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