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09:36 UK time, Tuesday, 6 May 2008

colours_ap203_154.jpgIf it's early May then the Dutch fields are full of tulips, with more than three billion planted every year.

The first tulips are thought to have been cultivated in Asia by the Turks, about a thousands years ago, then introduced in Western Europe and the Netherlands in the 17th century.

They have become such a national treasure that the Dutch are planning to build an island the shape of a tulip bulb

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