Turcieflor/Pierre Turc have been a specialist grower for more then 70 years.
In 1944 we started producing bulbs, after which we became an expert in cut flower production and today we produce over half a million pot plants per year.
Our specialities, due to our in house breeding program, are alstroemerias and agapanthus, however we also grow a large range of cannas, fuchsias, arums, begonias and others for the garden centre market and other growers alike.
Our ‘savoir faire’ is the result of many years of growing and breeding experience combined with the expertise and professionalism of our entire team.
Horticulture is a seasonal profession and is largely dependant on the weather and natural growing cycle. Our climate here in the Loire Valley is relatively calm and warm with above average light levels, enabling us to manage the excellent quality of the plants year round.
A typical year at Turcieflor/Pierre Turc:
Autumn: Harvest of field grown rhizomes (alstroemerias, cannas and agapanthus), dividing, repotting putting into production starts here too. Our in-vitro (tissue culture) young plants start arriving from the lab at this point too.
End of January: The last pots are put into production and the selling period starts.
Spring: Our peak selling season, through until the end of May.
Summer: Emptying and cleaning down of the green houses in preparation for another cycle.
Planting in the open fields take place at this time too.