Quality is of prime importance at Bolleboom nurseries. As well as growing high quality cucumbers, the people working at the nursery are also very important. Grower Ben Bolleboom’s motto is “Get the most out of every day, but with a smile”. Grower Ben is therefore very proud of his staff, particularly Jan, who has been with the company for 15 years.
Mr Bolleboom’s parents started the company in 1983. Son Ben has now taken over the running of the business, and the nursery has expanded to 4 hectares. His bother Chris also works at the nursery.
The Bolleboom nursery grows the Galibier, Kurios and Roxanna varieties. The quality of the cucumbers was the key factor when selecting the varieties.
Finally a tip from the grower: “As well as a lot of water, a cucumber contains vitamins B1, B2 and C. So it’s really healthy! A great plus point is that cucumbers contain very few calories and can therefore be included in any kind of diet.”