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Ligthart Bloembollen V.O.F

 

History...

 

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Jan working in his first tulips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After several disappointing years Jan and José enter a collaboration with Rooijakkers Breezand in 1998.

The company's operations continue in Breezand. Jan
remains engaged in breeding, growing and forcing of new tulip varieties.

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Jan en Jose when they were young

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Jan en Kees between the new seedlings (picture by Leo Erken)

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The Ligthart family (picture by Leo Erken)








The collaboration with Rooijakkers ends in 2008. In the meantime the next generation has been presented.

Since 11 november 2008 Jan and his son Kees are the owners of Ligthart Bloembollen V.O.F




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At the age of 13 Jan started to grow tulips in the backyard of his father. With his first money he bought small amounts of Picture, Golden Melody, Golden Mirjoran and Monte Carlo. In his spare time he worked at several flowerbulb company's to learn how to grow bulbs. In the meantime his own varieties were growing fast.

When Jan is 17 he makes his first crossing. One of the parents was Golden Melody. It was a very succesfull crossing, children of this crossing are Dakar and Agrass Gold. Besides making his own crossings, Jan was also very succesfull in finding mutations. He found Washington, Creme Upstar and Alladin's Record in those days.  

In 1983 the brothers Jan and DIrk bought their own shed. Together they started Gebr. Ligthart. In 1987 the first shed is becoming to small for the brothers, they build a bigger one. A few years later Dirk decided to go his own way. From that moment on Jan and his wife José continue the business with the two of them.

 


 

 


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