Right from the start since 1987
The first crosses of begonias were conducted in the late eighties. In 2000, we expanded our breeding programme and moved our breeding activities to Ermelo where our main office is located. Our many years of experience and ongoing professionalisation have made us the world’s most innovative breeder of Begonia elatior. Our varieties are now being produced throughout the world.
Important varieties originating from our breeding programme are: BaladinÒ
, Binos Soft PinkÒ
. The BarkosÒ
collection in particular has been extremely significant in improving the image of Begonia elatior among consumers. All these varieties display especially good keeping quality, feature highly double-flowering blooms, and have beautiful colour. Due to their good keeping quality, the Barkos varieties are also suitable for production during the cold winter months.
Because the development of innovative varieties is an exceptionally time-consuming and very expensive process, the varieties with market potential are protected by plant breeders’ rights. A licence agreement has been made with selected begonia propagation companies in order to propagate these varieties legally.
For information about new varieties and licences, you can contact Royalty Administration International
in ’s-Gravenzande, The Netherlands.