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Dümmen Orange moves breeding facilities for pot and garden mums


February 9, 2022
By Dümmen Orange

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Dümmen Orange has moved its breeding facilities for pot and garden mums from Fareham (UK) to its new location in De Kwakel (Netherlands).

The move is expected to give newly installed and climate-controlled greenhouse compartments stable and monitored conditions for conducting trials and ensure superior breeding outputs.

Thanks to the relocation, Dümmen Orange is now able to centralize its breeding activities for pot and garden Chrysanthemum. This includes building up and maintenance of mother stock, the development of new varieties and the organization of flower trials. At the new location in De Kwakel, Dümmen Orange has access to a large field for extensive outdoor trials in order to assess the garden performance of its garden mum range.

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“We started this relocation process already in 2020,” said Paul Maris, Breeding Director at Dümmen Orange. “Based on our expectation of the future needs for pot and garden mum breeding and the ideal location to realize this, we started drafting the contours of a new facility, together with some construction companies. For us, the Netherlands was the obvious choice because of the close proximity to the majority of our customers and the technologies and knowledge that are available in our Breeding Technology Centre in De Lier, which we opened in 2020.”

Dümmen Orange is a breeder and propagation of cut flowers, bulbs, tropical plants, pot plants, bedding plants and perennials. The company employs 7.500 people worldwide.