Last week a small delegation of OZ Export vendors joined Lily buyer Colin Star during his visit to Qualily. The reason was obvious: this grower of superb varieties like Zambesi and Brindisi is a top seller to their foreign markets. High time to meet with this Westland grower.

One of the Qualily owners, Raymond Vijverberg, took his time to show us his greenhouse in Maasdijk. This is one of four greenhouses they own. Raymond explained all about Qualily’s cultivation methods.

Raymond Vijverberg proudly shows his greenhouse | Harvesting today’s demand for Zambesi

We saw the fresh oriental Zambesi Lilies being harvested and bunched in the middle section of the greenhouse and transported by conveyor belt to the warehouse. This is where they are checked again on quality and number of flower buds, sleeved and put on water buckets. Next step is to prepare them for transportation to their distribution own hub. The speed of this process allows our customers to order same day delivery to our warehouse in Aalsmeer and guarantee the freshest Lilies.


An indoor Lily is bred in 9 to 16 weeks, basically depending on the weather conditions. Despite the fact that the flowers of Qualily are grown in a greenhouse, many sun hours speed up the growing process tremendously. When you regularly check your weather app, you might have noticed that Holland had good late Summer this year, and therefore all flower production sped up a little too fast. This has consequences…

Quality control and sleeving in one | Lily Dalian ready for dispatch

For the All Saints week Qualily, and we know also other Lily growers, will not have a large offer of Lilies available. Please ask your vendor at OZ Export for advise regarding your All Saints orders.

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