Who are we
Our family company Triflor, originally a tulip forcing company, was started in 1965 by Henk van Dam. Since then, it has been successfully developed by the 2nd and now 3rd family generations into a comprehensive tulip company. From breeding and growing to export and forcing, Triflor does it all!
For years, the love for tulips has been the driving force behind everything we do at Triflor; from the first tulips forced in 1965 to the growing of 260 hectares bulbs now. That love is shown through the quality of our bulbs and flowers!
In 1991, we started growing tulips in the southern hemisphere. We started in New Zealand, later also tried something in a few other countries, but finally opted for Aotearoa, simply because our bulbs feel the best there. We established Triflor NZ Ltd. in 2000 in a beautiful location in the South Island called Edendale.
Due to the opposite seasons, we can supply our customers with the best quality bulbs and flowers all year round. During peak seasons such as during planting, flowering in the field, harvesting and peeling the bulbs, and in the period of shipping the bulbs, our enthusiastic crew at Triflor NZ is supported by our specialists from the Netherlands.
In our hatchery we produce over 30 million tulips that are available in 115 different varieties. These tulips are forced in our greenhouses from the beginning of September until mid-May (Mother’s Day). The flowers are traded on a daily basis and this is done either directly or through the flower auction Royal FloraHolland.
Our focus is on producing high quality and exclusive varieties. These varieties distinguish themselves among others through their different colours and shapes such as: parrot, fringed, crown, and double (peony) tulips.
For our bulb production, we grow around 130 hectares of tulips in the Netherlands. The majority of the acreage is located in Flevoland, as well as in North Holland and Groningen. In addition, we grow around 20 hectares in the south of France in the department of Vaucluse. The bulbs that we grow there are approximately three to four weeks earlier than the Dutch bulbs and we know from experience, despite the rising production of bulbs from the southern hemisphere, that there is still a need in the market for these bulbs. Together with the cultivation of 110 hectares in New Zealand, our total cultivation covers around 260 hectares worldwide.
We annually export around 85 million bulbs from Holland and 60 million bulbs from New-Zealand. Most of our bulbs go to the United States. Other markets are Canada, Australia, Israel, Sweden, Poland, Austria, France, Russia, Norway, Belgium, South Korea, China, and Thailand.