News of: Monday, April 09 2007,

Amsterdam Flower Market goes for quality control of flower bulbs

The 18 entrepreneurs on the famous Amsterdam floating Flower Market have signed a contract that will guarantee the quality of the flower bulbs sold on the market.

An independent quality control service, specializing in flower bulbs, will take samples every 2 to 3 weeks.

The Flower Market is world famous, and attracts a lot of tourists, but the quality of the bulbs sold had been under attack in recent years. There were reports of bulbs being sold that were rotten, old or were contaminated with plant diseases.

The business owners have also taken a course about what they can do themselves to improve the quality of the bulbs (for example, about storing conditions).