Peony is a very popular seasonal product, the large flowers in all kinds of colours and shapes can be harvest in spring. By planting early and late varieties growers can extend their season, also harvest can be earlier by using plastic tunnels or rolling greenhouses to let the plant flower earlier. Growing Peonies in a normal greenhouse is difficult, the plants need a cold period in the winter and this is mostly the problem in greenhouse. Peonies flower the best if they had about 50 nights below 5°C.
Photo's: Duchesse de Nemours, Red Charm and Angel Cheeks
By planting in more southern areas such as France, the start of the season can be very early which is interesting. The majority of the production is on the market the first period of june, a lot of the bigger Dutch growers than bring there production to one of the Flower Auctions. Almost 50% of the market is still dominated by the cultivar ‘Sarah Bernardt’ a late variety with a good production and large flowers.
We now see more and more demand for more exclusive varieties, large flowers and fragrant flowers. Kolster BV is one of the leading Dutch suppliers of peony plants for cutflowerproduction. We are more than happy to give you advice.
Photo's: Coral Charm, Pillow Talk and Big Ben