Turkey will export 40 tones tulip bulbs to Netherlands for the first time.
A company based in Turkey's central Konya city exported tulip to Netherlands, top country in tulip production, for the first time.
Member of executive board of 'Asya Lale' company Korkut Yetgin stated Turkish tulip bulbs would meet this year Netherlands' producers in the northern part of the country and said the tulip bulbs will be tested. If satisfactory results are achieved, tulip bulbs grown up in Konya will be evaluated in several countries, particularly in Chinese and French markets.
"Several European countries and some companies in Turkey ask us 'why the Turkish tulip?'.Turkish tulip's speciality comes from the fact that tulip history originates from Turkey. Second feature is, Turkish tulip is harvested one month earlier than the tulip of Netherlands, leading our 'cut tulip' flowers sector to have the tulip 1 month earlier than Netherlands. This provides us high advantages in competition and profitability," Yetgin said.
Nico Kaaijk, a Netherlander tulip producer in China, stressed Turkish tulip was less risky to get ill and was qualified enough to be exported for there was no damp in Konya.
'Asya Lale' company produces tulip bulbs and other alliaceous plants since 1998. The firm is the biggest alliaceous plant producer of Turkey, having a nearly 6 thousand square meters cold storage depot. 'Asya Lale' produces approximately 25-30 million alliaceous plants for several municipalities, especially Istanbul metropolitan municipality.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 19 Temmuz 2013, 11:03