At present, Viveros Canós coexists second and third generation of nurserymen. This Spanish company sells 80% of the product in foreign markets, with 20% for the domestic market, just the opposite of what happened just 15 years before. In this post, a summary of the report in Flormarket Global has been reflected.
Spain and Argentina
The Extremadura nursery has more than 60 hectares of field production, in addition to another six between container crops and shade houses, as well as an area for storage and marketing. For its part, the Castellón facilities include a total of 20 hectares of exhibition of produce prepared for sale, the vast majority under greenhouses and shade houses. Recently another six hectares have been acquired just two kilometres away, for the same purpose. Viveros Canós owns two hectares in the town of Villajoyosa (Alicante) for the production of species more sensitive to the cold. The company also has a nursery in Corrientes (Argentina), especially dedicated to the production of palm trees, as well as for the commercialization of large specimens of Chorisia, Delonix, Tabebuia, etc.
In vitro culture laboratory
In 2017, Viveros Canós begins an ambitious project that will culminate a year later with the start-up of a complete in vitro culture laboratory. The objectives are clear: the search for new varieties and the in vitro multiplication of desert plants. The Agave is an important part of the work in the laboratory, followed by Yucca and others. Currently they handle about 15 varieties of Agave and it continues to expand.
-Chamaerops excelsa pallets.
This commitment to R&D has managed to obtain interesting varieties that ensure periodic novelties in the catalogue, since they stand out from a supply of seeds that did not guarantee genetic purity. Garden centers in different European countries, including Spain itself, are the initial destination for these novelties. They are usually more special plants, due to their larger size and market value. In the case of smaller formats, considerable volumes are usually exported to supermarket chains and large stores in Switzerland, Germany or the Netherlands. In addition, the company exports to third countries, such as Japan, China or Arab countries, on a specific basis.
A newcomer: Mangave
Viveros Canós began its most successful collections with the presentation of ‹‹Mexicanos›› years ago, made up of cold-resistant desert plants. This season the “Spotty Mangave” draws the attention. Mangave is a hybrid of Agave and Manfreda, the first provides resistance and more compact shapes, while the second gives it a vivid coloration, provided with spots, and rapid growth. The new collection aims to highlight those remarkable spots, characteristics of the different varieties, supporting it with the motto “For Spot Lovers”. Spring 2022 will see the launch of the new line of cacti and succulents in a 10-liter decorative container.
-Opuntia mix different sizes in box-pallet (C-10 liters + 20 cm tub).