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Largest fresh cut flower production base of Asia to build in Kunming

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A green house which is the biggest one in China has been completed in Yiliang county of Kunming. On this basis, RMB 80 million as reinvestment to build the largest fresh cut flower production base Asia by the Van den Berg Roses.

The major flower types to be bred in the base will be rose, carnation, anthurium, reporters learned from the Van den Berg Roses.

Van den Berg Roses started cultivating roses in 1975. Its planting base across Holland, Kenia and other countries. Three years ago, they chose to build planting base in Yiliang and the base has now become the largest green houses in China.

The base covers an area of 34,200 square meters. Unlike the traditional mode of planting, the greenhouse has adopted coconut shell-based soilless cultivation techniques, accompanied by drip irrigation, water and fertilizer recycling technologies, etc.

It has mini-weather stations, heating and temperature control systems, and automatic control systems for humidity, ventilation, sunshine rate.

With good climate and local technical expertise, Yunnan is well known as “kingdom of plants", "garden of nature" and "botanical genes bank." Besides Asia is also a potentially big market. That's why Van den Berg decided to become the first Western rose grower in the town of Kunming.

An assistant general manager of Van den Berg Roses told reporters that even through the investment for a 1- square-meter greenhouse reached RMB 450 yuan, the annual rose production for square meter reached 250, which is 3 times over the traditional planting models.

About 60% roses produced here are exported to Australia, Japan, Russia and other Asia countries, while the rest are sold to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and other cities within China.

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