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North America: Beekenkamp signs agreement with SlijkermanKalanchoe

Beekenkamp Plants and SlijkermanKalanchoë have agreed to a cooperation effective immediately for the North American market. SlijkermanKalanchoë, a family owned company, specializes in the breeding and production of single and double flowered Kalanchoë.

Beekenkamp Plants will offer exclusively the full line of the potted SlijkermanKalanchoë to the North American market. Production will be started at the main Beekenkamp location in Uganda in combination with the Begonia production. For the 2019-2020 season, production will be available out of the Slijkerman location in Kenya.

Both the single and double flower Diamond series are uniform in habit and flowering and require minimal PGR. The Serenity series offers 15 colors which are completely uniform due to breeding by genetic mutation. The focus of breeding is on unique colors, flower size and shelf life.

With this expansion, Beekenkamp Plants strengthens their position as a house plant supplier in the North American market.

Marc Driessen, Director of Beekenkamp Plants Ornamentals, says about the addition, “I am very excited about our cooperation with SlijkermanKalanchoë. Adding this unique line of Kalanchoë benefits our grower customers in North America in accessing more genetics from a reliable supply chain. Additionally our grower customers are able to offer their retail customers proven new genetics, and future novelties.”

Stefan Slijkerman, owner of SlijkermanKalanchoë, says about the partnership, “I am very proud of the achieved innovative results due to our commitment of intensive Kalanchoe breeding during the last decade. We see Beekenkamp Plants as a reliable partner for the territory of North America with a wide network and we look forward to working together to enable grower customers to have access to our strong genetics.”

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