Rose growers in Adana complain that their profit margins are too small and that there is a big gap between their sale price and the retail price at the florists. The growers note that their sale price is around 0.15 USD per stem however the price at the florist is around 1.5 USD per stem.
The growers also add that their price remains relatively stable throughout the year while the prices at florists fluctuate on special occasions. They also claim that the current trade is set up to make money for florists, not for the growers.
The only saving grace for the growers was Mother’s Day. As the availability of the imported flowers was limited at the market due to the Covid19 outbreak, consumers purchased mostly domestic products which helped the growers to earn significant amounts of money leading to that particular day.