Growers Association Partners from Hem is already 20 years the right place for quality gladioli. Our range consists of many colors and species including the Bambino's, Frizzle's, Fingerprints, Japan & Large Flowered. Ofcourse are our gladioli available for different seasons and climates, both for dry sales and cutting.
In the years 70/80 our breeder Tjeerd Dijkstra from Beethummermolen was in Friesland representative in bulbs.
He was mainly active in Italy.
In those years, Italy was a very important place for gladioli, and every bulb exporter had a representative in Italy.
As there were more gladioli grown on land where already gladioli were grown there came a lot more diseases. The power was also a bit out of the gladiolus. And the winter range was too small..
This made Tjeerd decide to start with the breeding of gladioli. Meanwhile Tjeerd spent 25 years with the breeding of gladioli. It was in 1995 that he was looking for some growers to entrust his increasing in size gladioli stall to.
Until today is Tjeerd still working on breeding while there are interesting developments in the area of ruffled- gladioli and winter gladioli with low light requirements. There is also a new kind of gladiolus in development with super large flowers.
Supporting and guiding the processing procedure AP Groot bulbs and Boots Quality Bulbs which are doing the parent choice, the plant material and processing. Together they try to push the boundaries of breeding.
Without these companies it would be impossible for Tjeerd to perform this important task.