Let the cobbler stick to his last, is a saying that does not apply to La Gaitana Farms in Colombia. Even though they have been growing carnations for many years, they are not afraid to expand their assortment with a completely new product: ranunculus.
Frans Buzek at Proflora 2019 in Bogota, Colombia.
“We have been growing ranunculus for about six months now. We have a consistent commercial production with 6,000 to 8,000 stems a week”, says Frans Buzek. “Ranunculus is a highly demanded product in the United States, our main market. It is a big advantage that we can grow it year-round. However, this is a completely different product to carnations when it comes to shipment. It is more fragile, but that is worth bearing in mind. We believe this will be a great success, as the demand is so high.”
Besides ranunculus, La Gaitana Farms started growing eryngium, which is being sold worldwide.
Curious about their flowers? La Gaitana Farms will be presenting them at the IFTF in Vijfhuizen, in the Netherlands, next month. You can find time at booth E5.39.