Since 1991 P. van Rijn Wamel BV has been run by Jan and Lian van Ingen, the 3rd generation of nurseryman to run van Rijn in Wamel. In 1905 Hubertus van Rijn planted the first fruit rootstocks in the Land of Maas and Waal. He did this alongside his teaching job at the school of gardening. Four of his sons followed in his footsteps and became nurserymen, including Petrus who became the founder of the current company at the van Heemstraweg.
Since 1952 the company has been centrally located at the provincial road in the Land of Maas and Waal.
Our forefathers mainly grew for the Dutch market however now our fruit trees find their way to nurseries, co-operatives and professional growers all over Europe. The sites where our own production takes place are situated in a radius of 25 kilometres of the company office; all in the Land of Maas and Waal.
The land of Maas and Waal is surrounded by the Betuwe. From very early days, this has been the area in the Netherlands where the production of fruit has been concentrated. Apples, pears and cherries were and still are grown in this region on a large scale. This unique central location makes the van Rijn nursery close to the growers.