Our wholesaler of flowers and plants is always busy selecting only the best growers for our webshop. That is why we only have the most excellent growers in our range. Today we would like to introduce you to Borst Bloembollen.
Borst Bloembollen is a real family business and was founded around 1910 by Jaap Borst who only grew vegetables at the time.
Shortly after the war, son Jan Borst took over the company from his father. Jan Borst introduced the tulip within the company, in addition to vegetables.
In 1974 the company had 4 hectares of tulips, which was a fairly large acreage at the time. All bulbs were then still planted and harvested by hand.
10 years later, (grand) son Willem joined the company.
In 1988 the cultivation of vegetables was stopped completely and the lily was introduced to the company.
In 1993 the current owner Jos Borst joined the company. Jos is the youngest son of Jan, who then handed the company over to his sons. In the same year the company became a BV with 15 hectares of tulips and 7 hectares of lilies
At the turn of the century, the cultivation of tulip flowers in greenhouses was added to the auction.
This was so successful that the company stopped growing lilies in 2008 and started to fully specialize in tulips.
Fun fact! The Rambo tulip was well represented at the Golden Globes. More than 10,000 tulips from the Borst nursery were displayed on the tables and stage.
Roobos wholesaler for flowers and plants: the most beautiful tulips from Kwekerij Borst Bloembollen
Nursery Borst Bloembollen is known for the most beautiful tulips. Their tulip assortment is distinctive and exclusive.
Their range includes approximately 170 (!) Different cultivars.
On average, we have more than 50 different varieties in production simultaneously in the greenhouse.
Most of the cultivars are exclusive, high-quality tulips.
Borst Flower bulbs grow cultivars with good and strong characteristics.
Their range is very diverse, they have fringed (crispa), parakeet (parrot), kroontjes (crown) and double (peony) tulips.
In the greenhouses they produce their tulips as green as possible. They work with a modern container system so that all spaces in the greenhouses are optimally used from the growth phase to the harvest phase of the tulips.
To ensure that the processing process runs smoothly, they pick the tulips in the harvesting areas with about 20 people. They also have a pre-picking area so that there is always a constant ripeness of the flowers in the further processing process.
In addition, they have machines that process up to 14,000 stems per hour.
Their forcing season is long due to the cultivation of bulbs in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Chile. The forcing season runs annually from the end of September to the beginning of May.
View the most beautiful tulips from Nursery Borst Bloembollen via their website. You can also find more information about this fantastic company here: Borst Flower bulbs