Golden Gate Orchids Primary Nursery Location (By appointment only) 225 Velasco Avenue San Francisco, CA 94134
Phone Number 415 990-1314
E-mail address email@example.com
Welcome to Golden Gate Orchids
For almost three decades, we have supplied premium quality orchids to the wholesale trade in the San Francisco area and to orchid shows across the country. We are now happy to offer a sampling of our finer plants to retail customers through our website.
In keeping with our reputation for quality plants, we have selected only those plants with a superior flower quality and a vigorous growth habit. Years of experience in hybridizing and growing have allowed us to develop a collection of species, hybrids, and mericlones that meet these high standards.
We have been in the international hybrid business since 1973, specializing in the production of Cymbidium and Odontoglossum Alliance hybrids. Picture Our customers are the leading orchid nurseries of the day, all of whom have been working with us for more than two decades. Our evaluation programs are always conducted in the environment of ultimate usage. The unique Salinas, California climate approximates more closely to European, Australian and upland Japanese orchid growing regions than anywhere else. Our exclusive heat-tolerant Cymbidium lines are "road-tested" in Florida by an associate company so that customers can be assured of product performance under sub-tropical conditions. While we would not claim to have the best, we ask this: "Where might you find better?"
Andy Easton (Orchids) is also well-known as New Horizon Orchids. Our business has operated in the U.S.A and New Zealand since 1973. We deal only with reputable companies that follow similar business practices to ours. Many of our parent plants are the third or fourth generation from our hybridizing program. We do not adopt a blinkered approach however and are quick to incorporate useful varieties from other sources in our breeding stock. We do not EVER offer "pirated" varieties and we NEVER change either grex or varietal names on any of our plants. This stands in stark contrast to many of our competitors, some of whom are dishonest additions to the orchid industry. Since 1978, our sole European customer has been b.v. Floricultura. This is the leading producer of young orchid plants in the world and enjoys an impeccable reputation for innovation and integrity. We recommend their Cymbidium and Odontoglossum Alliance product, many of which have originated from our hybridizing. In 1986, we established a business relationship with Mukoyama Orchids in Enzan, Japan. They are by far the most accomplished Cymbidium and Odontoglossum hybridizers in Asia. Although Japanese pot-plant Cymbidium are selected for the Oriental taste, many of these varieties have more recently found favor in wider markets. New Horizon continues to provide premium hobbyist Cymbidiums to Atlantis and Ezi-Gro Orchids in Australia and Caro-Lin Orchids in South Africa. Because of the serious decline in hobby Cymbidium culture in the U.S.A. we have withdrawn from this market. Our temperature-tolerant Cymbidiums are a new line which have been in development for over a decade. In partnership with Oglesby Plants of Altha, Florida, we have started to introduce new varieties which will fill a huge gap in the Cymbidium varietal selection. These plants will perform in lowland Japan, China, Central America and other sub-tropical regions.
We produce all types of Cymbidiums:
Large-flowered (Standard) cut flowers, early, mid-season and lates.
Intermediate cut flowers, early, mid-season and lates.
Intermediate-small Standard pot plant types, early, mid-season and lates.
Miniature pot plant types including ultra-minis, early, mid-season and lates
Heat tolerant Intermediates, many with extended or twice-yearly flowering cycles.
Hobbyist varieties for exhibition including pendulous, spotted and fragrant types.
We produce a broad selection of Odontoglossum Alliance Intergenerics:
Odontocidiums and Wilsonaras with compact inflorescences.
Vuylstekearas from both Miltoniopsis and Miltonia ancestry.
New spray types with Oncidium and smaller-flowered species ancestry.
All the above Intergenerics are produced for the pot plant trade.
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Welcome to Joe Santy's cymbidium website!
I am an orchid enthusiast and judge for the Cymbidium Society of America (CSA) who specializes in growing exhibition and award quality cymbidiums outdoors in southern California. Here the weather is great for growing many different types of orchids but cymbidiums are the perfect choice. I have been collecting these plants over the past 15 years, and more recently been making my own hybrids trying to create new and exciting varieties that combine high color and form to attract the attention of the discerning hobbyist. With this website I have provided many photos of some of my favorite orchids. I specialize in plants for the show bench as well as pelorics and splash petal/feathered varieties. I often have new plants available for sale, so check back frequently as the list changes all of the time with new additions and deletions. I also have a mailing list to send out notification for special sales or auctions to those that are interested. If you are interested, let me know and I will add you to the list! If you have questions, would like to place an order or be added to my mailing list, contact me at: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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