Breeders in the spotlight

Our Orchid
Creators

Every day our team of breeders lovingly and enthusiastically create new and special Phalaenopsis varieties. Besides Sion’s own varieties, we also present varieties from other leading and inspired breeders such as: Brighten Orchid, CJ Orchids, Clone, Hark/Bremkens, Piko Breeding, Roenbaek and Ter Laak Orchids. In short, a unique and complete range: from excellent standard varieties to special colours and specials. For each grower in every market segment.

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Breeders in
the spotlight

‘The Phalaenopsis orchid, a trendsetter in the future too’

Meet the Breeder:

Roenbaek

A keen eye for selection and a passion for the product were the most important reasons why Roenbaek started its own breeding programme in the early 2000s.

The goal was to create exciting, innovative colours and keep the market on its toes. Fast-growing and compact plants are also an important component. Multi-flower varieties are part of Roenbaek’s stock-in-trade. “We focus mainly on varieties for smaller pot sizes, such as 6 and 9 cm, which is why we were one of the first breeders with varieties for 6 cm pots.”

“What started as a hobby has grown into a professional department. This was why we decided to continue and intensify the breeding cooperation with Hark/Sion. As long as we keep developing new varieties and creations, we can only see a positive future for the orchid. So we expect the Phalaenopsis to stay a popular pot plant in the years to come”, says Søren Schwartz.

‘The secret behind succesful breeding
is seeing things differently’

The next step in breeding

Most distinctive and beautiful varieties

Every day our team of breeders lovingly and enthusiastically create new and special Phalaenopsis varieties. It all starts in our nursery, where a selection of the strongest and most distinctive mother plants are housed. With years of experience, knowledge of plants and a good dose of imagination, we make the most beautiful crossings with these plants every year. Each new variety has to meet a significant amount of selection criteria. We look at shelf life, growth quality and distinctiveness in the market.

Thanks to the latest techniques and strict selection criteria, only the most distinctive and beautiful varieties remain. What’s more, together with our customers, we extensively test each new variety in practice. The result after proximately 8 years after the first crossing: the most special and distinctive Phalaenopsis varieties.

This is how we keep on surprising the market and the consumer!

Sion Breeding in pictures

Sion Young Plants Orchidee Stektray met orchidee

Breeding Accel

Faster time-to-market

Sion is active within Breeding Accel: a cooperation between breeding companies KP Holland, Interplant Roses, Schoneveld Breeding, Fresh Forward and Sion Young Plants.

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Breeding Accel is an innovative knowledge platform in which the companies combine their knowledge and research capacity. The aim is to shorten the time-to-market of plant reproduction materials and to jointly invest in the latest breeding techniques and share knowledge. Our goal is better quality plant reproduction materials and a faster turnaround time of the breeding cycle.

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