Iran: Flowers and ornamental plants export increase requires mass production

It has taken a growing trend inside Iran as well so that the cultivation of flowers and ornamental plants has expanded appreciably, and the number of production units has now reached 15,000.

In the past, Mahalat city, in central Markazi province, was considered the hub of flower production in Iran, but now other important cities have been added to Mahalat.

Tehran province is one of the largest cities with 3,200 production units in the cultivation of cut flowers and seasonal flowering plants, Mazandaran province with the cultivation of apartment plants and plants for green spaces, Mahalat city in the cultivation of flowering plants and cut flowers, and the provinces of Isfahan, Kerman, Khorasan, and East Azarbaijan are ranked next.

Iran has the 17th place in the world in the production of flowers and ornamental plants, but it is ranked 107th in terms of export.

Every year, three billion flowers and ornamental plants are produced in the country, of which only 300 million are exported. Fifty percent of the produced flowers are sold domestically, and the rest is thrown away.

Read more at tehrantimes.com


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