Dutch tulips will bloom in Yakutia on International Women’s Day. 5,000 pieces will beautify one of the iciest regions in the world. The Lukina family managed to adapt the tender flowers to the severe climate conditions.
The growers believe that the flowers grown locally are more durable and last longer in the bouquet. “Once we had a case when a bouquet of our tulips stood over a month in a vase and even continued growing, the buds enlarged”, shares Ms. Lukina.
It takes a long period of good care for the flowers to show their colorful buds. Tulips like cool conditions; here they are grown at a temperature of 15 degrees. Last year the family grew 3,500 pieces, this year the crop has increased by 1000. The business started two years ago; the growers have constructed a greenhouse, a cooling camera and a shopping area, having organized heating and watering.
The growers cannot complain of a lack of customers, orders come in every day. However, at the moment, the business is not very profitable, the flowers are mostly bought before big holidays. The farmers have ambitious plans for the future, they want to expand the current greenhouse and grow other flowers too.