Sunday, March 08, 2015

Rose exports up 800% for Valentine's
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Bengaluru accounts for 70% of all rose exports from India.  The cool climate and the soil makes it a great location for floriculture. Roses are grown on nearly 250 hectares in and around the city, with the daily production being around 15 lakh stems. 

While Europe is the major export destination, a significant amount of roses during the Valentine's season also goes to countries such as Malaysia, Lebanon, Singapore, and Australia. 

During most of the year, the average daily flower exports is about 4 tonnes a day. But that figure rose to 25 tonnes between February 1 and 12 this year, according to data provided by Bangalore International Airport Ltd ( BIAL). This year, the numbers peaked between February 8 and 10, when the daily export figure touched 37-38 tonnes. 

Daily rose exports out of Bengaluru rises dramatically in the week running upto Valentine's Day. And more than a third of the flowers exported goes to the United Kingdom. 

Source: The Times of India (Edited).
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