"More than 5,000 calla lilies and tens of thousands of roses can be produced every day, and they are mainly sold to Beijing, Guangzhou, and other places." Ms. Shi Zhenghong, director of rose planting of Lijiang Qize Agricultural Development Co., Ltd., told reporters that in the past two years, the company has carefully built "Lijiang's Flower" brand, which has begun to take shape and currently includes two types of flowers, calla lily and rose. Among them, over 1 hectare of calla lilies are planted, including 12 varieties, and over 2 hectares of roses are planted, including more than 20 varieties, and this is only a corner of the Thousand-Acre Flower Industrial Park.
The Lijiang High-Efficiency Modern Flower Industrial Park has a total investment of 640 million RMB and a planned area of over 666 hectares, of which the core planting area is over 73 hectares. The entire project is planned to be completed within 5 years, and the output value can reach more than 300 million RB. The first phase of the project is currently under construction.
“About 40,000 square meters of greenhouse No. 1 has been completed and put into production, with more than 680,000 high-end cut flowers produced, and sales income of more than 2.3 million RMB,” said Ms. Yu Yao, general manager of Lijiang Qize Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. The first phase of the project has completed the land transfer, divided into two models of high-end Venlo smart greenhouse planting area and open-field planting area. It is planned to build 350,000 square meters of Venlo smart greenhouse and related supporting agricultural production facilities. It is planned to be completed by the end of 2022 and put into operation one after another.
"Building an ultra-large-scale flower industrial park in Lijiang will take advantage of the right time, place, and people." Ms. Yu Yao said that the flower industry is special and has high requirements for climate and location. The location of the park belongs to the low-latitude warm temperate plateau mountain monsoon climate, with an average altitude of 2400 meters and annual sunshine of 2400-2600 hours. The annual average temperature difference and the temperature difference between day and night are large. The climate conditions are similar to those of Ecuador and Colombia, which are rich in flowers in the world. It is a "treasure place" for building first-class flower bases.
“It’s not difficult to grow flowers, but it’s difficult to grow a whole industry.” Standing in the base, Ms. Yu Yao said. "Within 5 years, we will go from high-end planting, technology research, and development to sorting and packaging, processing and production, cold chain logistics, and then leisure, business incubation, etc. Although the flowers are small, the hope they symbolize is not small. If it can be developed on tens of thousands of acres of land in Lijiang, it will be a big industry, and it will be a green, sustainable, shared, and beautiful industry."