Vietnam: "Flower trade is blooming tough"

Despite being renowned for high quality flowers, Lâm Đồng Province still faces problems such as poor storage and lack of new, high quality seeds that hinder its ability to satisfy domestic demand.

Lâm Đồng is the largest flower producer in Vietnam, supplying three billion branches per year, or 50 per cent of the country’s output, accounting for 40 per cent of the country’s flower growing area.

The province’s net houses and glasshouses, which improve flower growing, cover a total of 2,000ha.

However, most high-value flowers in the city are imported. The country imported US$18 million of flowers for Lunar New Year 2018.

A representative from the Đà Lạt Flower Association said that many local age-old flowers had degraded in quality, and many have no copyright.

Universities and research facilities have not been able to satisfy demands for cross breeding and development of new flower types, according to the association.

Read more at Viet Nam News

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