ABOUT AARDBEI EXTRA

NURSERY

Aardbei Extra is a family business with about 50 years of experience cultivating strawberries and strawberry plants. The company started in the 1960s by growing various types of vegetables, including the strawberry plant propagation which is now our main crop.

The success of a crop of strawberries largely depends on the quality of the plants. Keeping this in mind at Aardbei Extra, we have made the choice to focus on the growth of strawberry plants.

Aardbei Extra has developed into a leading, modern supplier of strawberry plants. It should come as no surprise that the core values of our company are dependability, quality and passion.

METHOD / FPP®

At Aardbei Extra, quality has a name: FPP®. FPP® is a mark of quality. The fact that our strawberry plants have been awarded this mark of quality means that they are cultivated in accordance with strict guidelines, and that they satisfy the highest possible quality requirements. This mark of quality comprises the Elite quality mark and regular testing by the Naktuinbouw (Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture).

FPP® is short for Fragaria Propagation Control. With FPP®, our method, growth techniques and other specialist resources that we use to cultivate a top product, have become easily recognizable.

Do you want to know more? Read our FPP brochure.

Have you read the brochure and do you still have questions? Please contact us.

A YEAR AT AARDBEI EXTRA

JANUARY

Planning the new season
 Performing machine maintenance

FEBRUARY

Performing machine maintenance
 Developing new machines

MARCH

Preparing the soil so that it is in top condition
 Start planting the motherplants
Covering the motherplant materials with foil in order to protect them from frost/to force their growth

APRIL

Remove the first small flowers from the motherplants in order to initiate runner development

MAY

Removing the protecting foil
 Removing weeds from the plots
Sending out strawberry plants from our coldstores

JUNE

Laying out the formed runners
 Various plant nursing activities

JULY

Lifting, sorting and sending out cuttings

AUGUST

Lifting, sorting and sending out fresh, bare-rooted plants
 Planting fresh plants on “waiting beds”

SEPTEMBER

Nursing of the frigo and waiting bed plants

OCTOBER

Nursing of the frigo and waiting bed plants

NOVEMBER

Prepare for the lifting of the strawberry plants

DECEMBER

Lifting strawberry plants
 Grading, counting and packaging strawberry plants
Cold storing of the strawberry plants