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FROM DUTCH SOIL – Kitty de Jong van Agro Fleur Select

At the edge of the forest in Noordwijkerhout you will find the fields with Amerine from Kitty de Jong. You have to see on an early morning she says, when the sun rises and the fog still hangs over the fields, the Nerine buttons stabbing proudly up by the fog and you see the forest in the background, it’s magical!

Kitty is a growers daughter, together with her father she is a breeding and grower of Nerine. In order to grow Nerine you need to have a lot of patience. It starts with confidence in your product, the tissue culture, crossing of the bulbs, selection, it is quite an investment before you can offer a reliable product. She was nominated in 2014 for “de Glazen Tulp” as a favorite of the jury with Amarine belladiva® this is a cross between Amaryllis and Nerine. With Amarine belladiva® you give your customers something special.  Amarine belladiva® distinguishes itself with its extravagant flowers and an excellent vase life of two weeks. She is strong and versatile and used by florists as mono bouquet, in a bouquet, for a wedding or even in oasis.

I have tested the Amarine belladiva® myself and I’m very enthusiastic, she is just as versatile as her breeder Kitty!

On her website I saw this small story about the Nerine and I like to share it with you: The story goes that Nerines were brought by the sea from South Africa to the coast of Guernsey. They owe their name of that voyage. Nerine, named after the 50 beautiful daughters of sea god Nereus. Nerine means ” from the heart”. This message express its promises. The three lines bowdenii, belladiva and elegance stand as a symbol respectively for “affection, joy and security”. Three emotions that connect people intense.  visit also our new website www.nerine.nl

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