US (NJ): Poinsettia industry blooming

A blanket of poinsettias covers the ground at Kube-pak Growers in Allentown. Staffers here don’t wait for the chilly temperatures to gear up for Christmas.

“All summer long, when nobody’s thinking about Christmas, we’re busily creating what you see here,” Co-owner Robert Swanekamp said.

Seemingly endless rows of colorful poinsettias are being packed and loaded up for shipment to garden centers and florists from Massachusetts to Virginia.

“We sleeve the plants that then protects the whole thing from getting bruised and getting broken,” Swanekamp said. “It enables us to get them on the truck in a very tight way so we get more on the truck.”

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