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Cut Flowers

Information Profile
at a Glance
  • Flowers which are grown in a bed, or border, specifically for taking indoors for flower arrangements.
  • Bulb is a storage organ which allows some plants to survive periods of cold, or unsuitable weather.
  • Most cut flowers prefer a location in full sun throughout the entire day. The field and soil should be well drained.
  • Plants should be grown in beds raised 4–6 inches to maximize drainage.
  • Poorly drained soil should be corrected by placing drain lines 10–12 inches deep under the beds.
  • When selecting cultivars for cut-flower production, avoid those developed for bedding plants, since they are not suitable for cut-flower production.
  • Annuals complete their life cycle within one year and usually bloom throughout the growing season.
  • Perennial flowers have a life span of more than one year and usually bloom during a specific time period every year during the growing season.
  • Specialty cut flowers require more water than many other field crops. They may require watering every day when produced in sandy soil or hot conditions.
  • The optimum stage to harvest fresh-cut flowers for resale to floral retailers depends on the type of flower.
  • If production results in more flowers than can be marketed as fresh-cut flowers, extras may be marketed as dried florals.
  • Each producer will design a system which is unique, customized to his own abilities and resources.
  • Fresh-cut and dried flowers can be marketed to a flower wholesaler, a retail florist or directly to consumers via a farmers' market.
  • For the past three years, retail sales of floral products in the United States have remained nearly unchanged at just under $13 billion.
  • India’s share in the world floriculture trade is negligible.
  • There has been a significant rise in the floriculture exports. 
Growing Cut-Flowers
  • Growing Blandfordia     
  • Growing Guidelines
  • Cut Flowers - Growers Guide
  • Fertilization
  • Green House Grown Cut Flowers
  • Production of Yarrows
  • Perennials for Cut Flowers
  • Field Grown Cut Flowers
  • Green House Grown Cut Flowers
  • Cut Flower Kit - Growers Guide
  • Clematis
  • Smoke Bush for Cut Flower Production
  • Edible Flowers
  • Cut Flower Varieties
  • Woody Ornamentals


Preservation & Harvesting

  • Care & Handling of Cut Flowers
  • Post Harvest Handling
  • Seed to Vase
  • Cold Storage
  • Warm Climate
  • Preserving Cut Flowers
  • Harvest Systems
  • Delaying Post harvest - nitric oxide
  • Preserving - Glycerin & Dye
  • Preserving Naturally
  • Bulbs & Cut Flowers
  • Improving the Cold Chain
  • Chrysanthemum White Rust
  • Conditioning Cut Flowers
Production & Business Plan
  • Production and Marketing
  • Production in India
  • Production, Marketing, Distribution
  • Cut Flower Business
  • Cut Flowers for Exhibit
  • International Competition in Greenhouse Production
  • Global Horticulture
  • Choosing the Right Vase


Regulatory Issues
  • International Code of Conduct
  • License Agreement
  • Manual - Texas
  • Paper Eco-labels
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Standard
  • Fair Trade Standards
  • International Flower Trade Association
  • VBA Trade Plaza
  • AIPH Member Organizations





  • Industry Trends & Prospects
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  • Companies & Links
  • Flower Web
  • India - Flower Power
  • India Catalog

Market Scenario

  • Market Scenario France
  • Market Scenario Germany
  • Market Scenario Netherlands
  • Market Potential 
  • Diversification in Floriculture
  • Floraculture - Notes
  • Consultants - market reports

Market - Import / Export

  • Dole - Importers
  • Import Manual
  • Marketing Cut Flowers
  • Marketing Specialty Cut Flowers
  • Mobile Technology
  • Import Department
  • Fresh Flower Buyers
  • Exporting Cut Flowers
  • Florimark -  Suppliers
  • Flower Exports
  • Model Project on Export
  • Marketing Cut Flowers - Queensland
  • Buying Leads
  • Trade Leads - India
  • Cut Flower Trade
  • Exporters Addresses
  • Trade Policy -Kenya
  • Industry Trade & Summary