The numerous grazings that one sees in the surrounding country are essentially destined to the dairy cows of Holstein race (a race that one designates in France under the Dutchwoman name). The grass is there fat and green, very dark, what indicates a rich in humus soil and very watered. For what is of one watered soil, I confirm!more
Mr. Koemans also showed me a number of Picea pungens grafts that were done the past summer. He likes to do most of his spruce and fir grafts in August since it spreads the grafting season out over a longer period of time, and the success rate is higher than for winter grafts.
A nursery next door to Koeman's nursery is Firma C. Esveld, famous for the aceretum of its owners, Dick and Hildie van Gelderen. Esveld sells wholesale internationally and retail to local customers. A wide range of Boskoop grown nursery stock may be seen and purchased at this nursery.
The city of Boskoop apple is constructed entirely on a maze of channels. Nearly all houses are very close to water.
Over the past 100 years, Boskoop nurseries have been growing ornamental trees and shrubs. There are about 1000 nurseries in Boskoop on approximately 2,200 acres. Some 900 of these are growers, and the other 100 are grower/exporters. Almost half of the growers own a nursery of 1-2 acres and are a 1-2 person operation. Many of the nurseries are less...more