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Tulip field

Tulip field

Tulip bulbs are one of the major horticultural crops of Southland and South Otago. The region's long summer days and cool nights are well suited to the production of high-value bulb crops like tulips, daffodils and lilies. Most of the bulb growers have links with bulb-growing companies in the Netherlands and export their bulbs to the Netherlands and other European destinations. This tulip field near Balclutha, belonging to grower Raymond Conijn, is shown in 1999.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Market gardens and production nurseries - Production nurseries and cut flowers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008