70 PERCENT OF DUTCH TULIPS TO BE DESTROYED


24/03/2020




Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The Netherlands, which is the largest flower producer in Europe and the world, has destroyed millions of tulip bulbs in its possession due to a lack of demand caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

The spring season began to be grown a few months ago, tulips, roses, chrysanthemums and daisies such as flowers are ready to be released, but due to the outbreak of Covid 19 and the quarantine measures applied, the demand was very low.

It was the first time in nearly 100 years that Royal FloraHolland officials had destroyed 70 per cent of their stock.

In addition, auctions held in the country's flower market for centuries will not be held this year, and a small stock of flowers is being stored for Mother's day, which is expected to soon trim sales by a modicum.

Royal FloraHolland spokesman Michel van Schie said: "the only solution method was to dispose of the flowers. This is the first time the country's flower industry is facing such a crisis."

The Netherlands, the world's leading country in gift flower production, is known for its Tulip and flower gardens, windmills, cheese and giant clogs made of wood.


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