Vietnam: Ornamental flower market becoming bustling

Many flower farms in around Da Lat City exuberantly processing ornamental flower orders for the upcoming Tet Holiday, which is only a few days to go. To process orders on time, many farms in Lam Dong Province have to through the night. Since the surface area of flower farms decreases this year yet the market demands do not, a price increase has been forecast, which is quite good news to farmers.

To make it easier for sellers and buyers, shipping companies have updated their fixed transport rates very early, ranging from VND350,000-500,000 ($15.5-22) per package.

A similar happy situation can be seen in the Mekong Delta. In Sa Dec Flower Village, sited in Sa Dec City of Dong Thap Province, various new exotic long-lasting colorful flowers are introduced this year, including red, yellow, or orange Jungle geranium, river bushwillow. According to farmer Huynh Minh Tuan in Tan Quy Dong Ward of Sa Dec City, a pair of Jungle geranium pots are normally priced at VND350,000 ($15.5). Certain large pots are even sold at VND1 million ($44). He informed that 80 percent of his flowers have been packed for wholesale.

Another famous flower village in the Mekong Delta is sited in Cho Lach District of Ben Tre Province. Most farmers reported that they have already sold 70 percent of their produce to wholesalers. Specializing in shaped ornamental plants, farmers in this district can sell a pair of tiger-shaped plants at the price of VND5-6 million ($220-265).

Moving to the capital of Ochna integerrima (yellow Mai flower) in the Central region of Vietnam – Nhon An Village in Binh Dinh Province, it is easy to see the bustling activities of wholesalers in local markets. Reports reveal that each household in this village can earn over VND266 million ($11,745) this Tet Holiday. The price of each flower pot here ranges from VND500,000-2.5 million ($22-110) thanks to the especially favorable weather conditions this year.

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