Cut flowers

Gerbera: in the April Flower Agenda

The cheerful colours and fresh look make the gerbera a fabulous flower for April. Whether an arrangement requires soft pastels or bright primary colours, gerberas can provide it. With excellent quality, because the constant development of this popular cut flower has removed the need for wires. Gerberas…

UK: Personalised rose will raise money for cancer-related charities

Ralph Lucas, 53, said a painful time was made a little more bearable by the warmth and support of the expert care at St Barnabas House, so he wants to give something back.…

Dümmen Orange launches new label Rozuri ‘roses from Africa’

On April 11th, during its Meet & Greet Rose event in De Kwakel, Dümmen Orange presented the new rose label Rozuri ‘roses from Africa' to customers. Rozuri "roses from Africa" ​​is a new label for the retail sector from rose growers in Ethiopia and Kenya with whom Dümmen Orange works closely together.…

Ireland: JZ Flowers signs €70m flower supply deal with Aldi

JZ Flowers and Aldi Ireland have agreed a new €70m deal that will see the Co-Kildare based company provide 33 million fresh flower stems to Aldi stores around the country. Aldi sold almost 4.2 million bouquets last year and is the country's biggest retailer of fresh cut flowers, with one in four flower…

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Netherlands: First harvest from new Porta Nova greenhouses

At Porta Nova they started building their new greenhouse complex over a year ago. They are almost finished, and the new plants are already growing nicely. The company is ready to start harvesting the first stems. As the plants are fresh and new they are carefully growing the plant and selecting the right…

Turkey: Izmir Bayindir looking to set up production zone for flower and plant growers

Izmir municipality is looking to establish an organized production zone for flower and plant growers in the Bayindir district (Turkey). The construction of the zone will be started this year, and the zone will contain modern greenhouses, laboratories, seed and seedling facilities, research and…

Chinese market blooms with Ecuadorian roses

Ecuadorian roses, famed for their size, vibrant colors and longevity, are increasingly popular in China, an ever-growing market where rose growers see as a crucial niche for exports. Ecuadorian flower growers generated nearly 11 million U.S. dollars in sales to China in 2018, according to Ecuador's…

Poland: Red LEDs lead to thicker rose stems

Red Naomi is an exclusive variety of rose of very intense and deep red color and has up to 80 petals on a single bud. What makes it special are its strong smell, long stems with little spikes and lovely buds. To achieve such an effect, it is crucial to optimize climate conditions by providing growing…

New roses and tech at Plantec Ecuador open house

March of 2019 marked the introduction for Plantec Ecuador’s new rose collection. In this year’s open house Plantec hosted approximately 300 producers, exporters, and commercializers from all over Ecuador and parts of the USA at their headquarters, located at 2625 meters above sea level, conveniently…

Turkey: 35 million stems of flowers exported from Antalya to 20 countries for Women’s Day

Due to Women’s Day at March, 8th 5 million USD worth of cut flowers were exported from Turkey. Mid-Anatolian Ornamental Plants Exporters Association President Ismail Yilmaz: “Our growers have exported around 35 million stems of flowers for Women’s Day and received approximately 5 million USD for their…

Alexandra Farms announces eight new varieties of fresh cut garden roses

Alexandra Farms, one of the world’s largest grower of fresh cut garden roses, announces the latest additions to their collections. David Austin English Garden Roses Among the new releases are three varieties belonging to the David Austin brand. Earlier this year, creamy white Ella (Auswagsy) and Eugenie…

Chinook Sunrise

Vineland releases second rose for use across Canada

A new bloom has dawned in Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection of bred-in-Canada garden and landscape roses. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) officially released Chinook Sunrise, the second in a series of roses developed for their hardiness and ability to blossom almost anywhere in…

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Turkey: Cut flower growers unhappy with the exclusion of flower production from agricultural policies

Antalya Chamber of Flower Growers Chairman Alim Uysal: “Flower production is not regarded as a part of the agricultural production and the growers are not supported by government programs. This industry is ignored by both industrial and agricultural policies and stuck in between. The production areas in…

Turkey: Women entrepreneurs start to grow cut roses in greenhouses in Osmaniye

Women growers have started production in greenhouses established in Osmaniye, a city located in southern Turkey. City Agricultural Officer Ibrahim Saglam: “The greenhouse is set as a social responsibility initiative to encourage women to participate in the workforce. The name of the project is “Hands…

Plants 'hear' bees flying by

They don’t have ears, yet they react to the sound of passing pollinators. That was discovered by researchers. Their findings can be read in the BioRxiv magazine. Evening primroses The researchers…

The carbon footprint of flowers

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a popular tool for assessing the environmental impacts of products and processes, from raw material acquisition to production and use stages. This thesis uses LCA methodology to quantify and compare the carbon equivalent emissions from cultivation and transportation of seven cut-flowers available at…

New light spectrum improves quality of Red Naomi! and Avalanche+ roses

One year after the introduction of the Philips GreenPower LED toplighting with the new rose spectrum, it appears that the roses react well to the new light spectrum. The combination of LEDs and climate control according to the principles of Next Generation Growing brings top quality and sustainability…

US (CA): Sustainable rose trials at San Joaquin County UCCE

San Joaquin County UC Cooperative Extension in Stockton maintains pesticide-free roses as one of two trial sites in California for the American Rose Trials for Sustainability , reported Angelina Dequina in the Daily Titan . The other California location is at California State University, Fullerton. Since…

Irish hospitals are banning flowers - good idea or not?

Most of Ireland’s main hospitals are banning visitors from bringing in flowers, citing concerns over hygiene, allergies, water spillages, vase breakages, a lack of space and creating extra work for nurses. All of the State’s major hospital groups have confirmed they have clamped down on fresh bouquets…

March 13-14, Fredericksburg

US (VA): Conference helps farmers incorporate flowers into their operations

“People don’t often think of farmers growing flowers, but the cut flower industry is significant in Virginia, and is often an excellent source of income for farmers with small acreage,” said Susan Cheek, Virginia State University (VSU) Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) agriculture management agent. To…

Venezuela boosts flower production for export

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, reported that new resources are being invested to support flower producers in the state of Miranda, with the aim of being the second largest exporters of the item in the region. Through the social network Twitter, the head of state specified that they work for…

Is this the world's most expensive and extravagant flower bouquet?

A rose preserved in 24-carat gold, two diamonds, and is glittered with diamond dust - those are the ingredients of what may well be the world's most expensive bouquet. Valentine's Day only comes once a year, so you know you have to go all out for your loved ones when the time comes. Usually people plan…

Turkish flower market also under the spell of Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day, greenhouses and auction companies were filled with activity in Turkey these days. Growers in Izmir, one of the most important production cities in the country, are working diligently to fulfill the orders they have received for Valentine’s Day. Currently around 27.5 million stems of…

"Kenyan flowers among top Valentine gifts"

More than 60 countries will use Kenyan flowers for their Valentine’s celebrations, according to Kenya Flower Council. Kenya is the lead exporter of roses to Europe including Netherlands, France, Germany, Norway with a market share of about 38 per cent. Other countries include UAE, Russia, Australia,…

Ecuador to ask again for tariff-free access to the US for its roses

In March, Ecuador will again ask for roses to be included in the General System of Preferences (GSP) of the United States, which would allow them to enter that market with zero tariffs (currently, they pay 6.8%). According to Alejandro Martínez, head of Expoflores, the request would be presented to…

Nigeria: How to cultivate, export roses for sustainable income

In time past, ahead of the yearly St. Valentine’s Day celebration, an estimated one million roses were exported from Nigeria to other countries by February 10, with a total of $1m accruing to farmers and exporters, The Guardian learnt. But that is no more, as the country now relies solely on importation…

Nino Barile, Barile Flowers Service: "It is something completely new in the industry"

Innovative flower web shop forecasts price, quantity and availability

"A web shop that forecasts price is something completely new in the flower industry", says Nino Barile, CEO of Barile Flowers Service. At the IPM Essen, for the first time, they presented their new and innovative web shop, where the buyer can see the prices, quantity and availability up to 8 weeks ahead.…

UK: Waitrose introduces multi-coloured single rose for Valentine’s Day

Waitrose & Partners is introducing a multi-coloured single rose this Valentine’s Day following the popularity of its Language of Love bouquet, an arrangement of rainbow roses, which sold out in 2018. The Language of Love Bouquet proved so popular with online shoppers last year that the supermarket…

Fresh-o-Fair: "We minimize delivery time"

New platform lets Ecuadorian growers sell directly to European florists

A platform that serves as a channel between Ecuadorian flower farms and the European consumer. This was the vision of a German-Ecuadorian family and after three years of research, discussion and preparation they established a cut flower trade platform named Fresh-o-Fair in May 2018 and last month, they…


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