200,000 Phalaenopsis cuttings from Sion potted
at Bevo Farms in Edmonton, Canada
Sion and Bevo Farms potted the first 200,000 Phalaenopsis plants last month. This start looks promising, as both root and leaf development is going very well in the first few weeks. The half-grown plants, an assortment of 60 species potted in 12 cm pots, will be available from August 2023. The partners are targeting Phalaenopsis growers in the North American market with this collaboration.
Sion’s extensive assortment, fast local delivery time and modern facilities in Edmonton.
Sion boasts a wide assortment, thanks in part to its cooperation with fellow breeders under the name “Breeders in the Spotlight.” The products can be ordered by color as well as by variety. Above all, the short local delivery time of 2 to 4 days allows for a tight delivery schedule, allowing for a year-round weekly delivery or just a large delivery in peak periods for the holidays. The production site in Edmonton is equipped with modern and extensive facilities. This includes a fully enclosed greenhouse without vents, which ensures controlled air and moisture quality and excellent hygiene.
About the collaboration
In May 2022, Sion Young Plants and Bevo Farms entered into an exclusive partnership for the propagation of Phalaenopsis. Bevo Farms is a nursery that produces a range of products, including flowering plants and various young vegetable plants. It brings over 35 years of experience to the table. Sion Young Plants is among the top international breeders and propagators of Phalaenopsis. It provides a comprehensive assortment as well as marketing and sales expertise. “Where Bevo Farms provides optimal breeding and logistics, we in turn can provide customers with growing advice, market information and assortment selection,” says sales manager Randy van Paassen (Sion).