What's going on here?- Dutch flower industry

Mark Mazer markmazerandfm13@earthlink.net
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 10:26:13 PST
many of the Dutch auction houses have closed and the 
>others have been consolidated.  It's my understanding that all plants 
>used to have to be run through the auction houses.  This is no longer 
>the case.  That's about all the details that I remember.

The two largest auction houses consolidated recently. FloraHolland and Alsmeer were their names, I think. It's now a 6 billion dollar business.

There is a comprehensive discussion of the Dutch flower industry at:


I found the paper very informative.

Mark Mazer
Hertford, North Carolina USa
Zone 7b-8, I think

70F, rain expected.  Several Tritelia germinate, Lachenalia pusilla seed harvested. Planted a Calycanthus raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ outside.

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