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Rose breeder Listing last updated on 24 Oct 2021.
Hazerswoude, South Holland
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Gerrit de Ruiter (May 8, 1892 Waddingxveen - October 1, 1965 Hazerswoude). Moved 1925 to Hazerswoude. Son Leendert de Ruiter (January 28, 1930 Hazerswoude - April 26, 2010 Hazerswoude)
[From A Rose Odyssey
, by J. H. Nicolas, 1937, p. 139:] The most important house now in the Polyantha field is represented by a young man, G. de Ruiter
. Most of his productions are sports derived mainly from the Orleans Rose through several generations, which means sports sporting again and again. De Ruiter has an uncanny knack for detecting and developing a sport. He may notice a part of a petal different from the rest, and by successive budding and rebudding the whole bloom may be developed and fixed in that particular color. His specialty is developing new colors of the showy orange-scarlet range.
, January 2016, p. 12:] Gerrit de Ruiter (1892-1965) started in 1912 a nursery in Hazerswoude-Dorp... In 1915 the nursery was named 'Kwekerij Polyantha'...After the death of Gerrit in 1965 his sons Gijs and Leen took over....