We check, pack and supply roses

Growers

The farms that work with Fresco Flowers are from Kenya and Ethiopia. With a well suited high altitude climate and constantly twelve hours of sunlight per day, these countries close to the equator offer ideal conditions for growing roses. Below there’s a list of the growers whom we work with.

Click on the logo of our growers for more information and click on the logo of the certification of those who have the specific certificate.

As a possible grower, you can always contact us to introduce yourself. You can do this by filling out the form under Contact and sending to us. We will then contact you via email or phone.


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Production areas

 

Kenya

Ethiopia

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AREA KENYA

Capital Nairobi
Language English
Inhabitants 44 mln
Area 14 x NL
Currency Kenyan shilling
Economic growth 5,5%
Inflation 5,53%
Unemployment 40%
Time zone UTC +3
Flight duration AMS-NBO 8u 5m

 

 

Kenya is the largest supplier of flowers to the EU. Every week 2,000 to 3,000 tons arrive at Schiphol. Cut on Wednesday, on Friday in the Netherlands already. The export value is worth about 370 million euros. The flower industry provides for approximately ninety thousand jobs, especially women. With a share of 88%, the rose, followed by the carnation (7%), is the largest product.

Roses grow on approximately 2,150 hectares with an expected increase of about 100 hectares. The main production areas are: Lake Naivasha, Mt. Kenya, Nairobi, Thika, Kiambu, Athi River, Kitale, Nakuru, Kericho, Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gichu and Eastern Kenya. The tropical climate of Kenya is influenced by the Indian Ocean despite the fact that there are major differences. On the coast, for example, it is tropical, but on Mount Kenya the temperatures drop around the freezing point, whereas in the north it is hot and dry. Kenya has two rainy seasons (April-May and Oct-Nov-Dec) instead of four seasons and the quantity of water during rainfall varies by area.

The major developments are:

  • Strong dollar rate
  • Climate change
  • Increasing labour costs
  • Direct flights to new markets US & Japan
  • Shift from small intermediate to intermediate and Hybrid T roses
  • Ecuador and Colombia focus also on the EU market, alongside their main market, the US

AREA ETHOPIA

Capital Addis Abeba
Language English
Inhabitants 94 mln
Area 27 x NL
Currency Birr
Economic growth 10,4%
Inflation 7,1%
Unemployment 17,5%
Time zone UTC +3
Flight duration AMS-ADD 9u 25m

 

 

Floriculture is relatively new and provides an increasing contribution to employment and to the foreign income value of the country. The main difference related to Kenya is that wages are lower and the higher elevations are not as hot. The export value is worth about 150 million euros. The main product is the rose, followed by carnations, gypsum and other summer flowers.

Roses grow on approximately 955 hectares. The main production areas are: Ziway, Debre Zeit, Holeta, Sebeta and Bahir Dar. The climate is warm, but moderate. In winter there is much less rainfall than in summer. The average temperature is 18.7 °C. The average quantity of mm of rain per year is 800 mm.

The major developments are:

  • Strong dollar rate
  • Direct flights for new markets US & Japan
  • Ecuador and Colombia focus also on the EU market, alongside their main market, the US

we check, pack and supply roses

Tel: +31 (0)297 368 066