Russia: 2 million tulips grown in Tomsk for the International Women’s Day

Tomsk Flower Company prepared 2.3 million tulips of various colors for the International Women’s Day. It is the hottest season in the greenhouses now; fully-grown flowers are being picked and delivered to the customers.

LLC Flower Company have been growing tulips for many years now. The main greenhouses of the company are located in Trubachevo village of Tomsk region. They grow roses all year round over the acreage of several thousand square meters as well as tulips specifically for the festive occasion.

“This year we planted 2.3 million tulips. It is the maximum number for our current acreage. We will deliver about 300 thousand pieces to Tomsk. The rest of the flowers will be sent to several districts of the country, including Moscow and to Kazakhstan,” shared the representative of the company, Ms. Tatiana Kovalenko and added that all the flowers have already found their customers.

The tulip bulbs are purchased in the Netherlands. The production cycle begins in December, usually two weeks before the New Year. The flowers are grown hydroponically; all the nourishing substances are received from the solvent, which is renewed almost every day.

The bulbs are placed in containers, where they are rooted; the roots should become several centimeters long. During the rooting, the temperature in the greenhouse is maintained at the level of 5 degrees. After that, it is steadily increased. If the agronomists require the tulips to shape the bud sooner, the temperature is set at 16 degrees.

The Flower Company start harvesting in the middle of February and end closer the March 8. Some of the tulips have completely tight green buds; they will be able to reach farther areas from Tomsk, such as Moscow. In other cases, the flowers are picked with ripe but unopened buds.

The flowers are cooled in a special facility, after which they are placed on conveyer, where the bulbs are cut off and the bouquets are assembled. The packed flowers first stay in the cold for a while and then picked up by the wholesalers.


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