More tulip fields in the Netherlands
Recent research shows that there are more tulip fields in the Netherlands. Flower bulbs are grown in more places in the Netherlands. The province of North Holland still takes the lion’s share of the bulb on his behalf, but the flower sector now spreads across the country.
The Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) show that the total area of flower fields in the past 35 years has increased by almost three quarters. In 2015, the Dutch bulb cultivation increased by almost 25,000 hectares.
The provinces of Drenthe, Overijssel and Flevoland have been adding many flower fields since 1980. In the same time the bulb area near Leiden and Lisse simultaneously decreased one tenth of the bulb area for about 240 hectares.
The largest bulbs region of the Netherlands is the north of North Holland. West Friesland, the Wieringermeer, Texel and Land Zijpe is another example, more than 12,000 hectares of land are in use for growing bulbs. Thousands of hectares more than 35 years ago.
The tulip is still the most widely grown flower bulb. At nearly half the bulb fields are tulip fields. Besides the tulip, other flowers like daffodils and lilies are grown in the Netherlands.
Flower Bulb Growers see their export opportunities increased in recent years. The combined value of bulbs export raise by about 7 percent to about 900 million euros. (between 2010 and 2015 Especially to countries outside the European Union more bulbs were transported.
Largest buyer of Dutch bulbs remains Germany. The eastern neighbors of the Dutch bought last year for more than 118 million of bulbs in the Netherlands. The United States followed with just over 109 million euros.