It’s bloom time for Karnataka’s flower sector

As hundreds of consumers search pink roses to fill bouquets and multicolored ones to embellish wedding ceremony venues, Karnataka, the highest producer of roses in India, has greater than doubled the manufacturing of the flower in 2022 to 1,71,880 tonnes in opposition to 76,910 tonnes in 2018, in line with knowledge from the Agricultural and Processed Meals Merchandise Export Improvement Authority (APEDA).

Equally, Karnataka’s manufacturing of chrysanthemums has practically doubled previously 5 years. Growers attribute the rise in demand for chrysanthemums and light-colored roses to decorations in weddings and occasions. 

“Previously four-five years, light-colored roses have turn into common. White roses are most well-liked in winter,” says P Jaganatharaju, a rose grower and exporter. Between January and April, demand goes up five-fold, he provides. 

One other exporter from town agrees: “The Worldwide Flower Public sale Bangalore handles about 3.25 lakh stems on a mean day, however throughout Valentine’s Day celebrations, it ranges from 6.5 to eight lakh stems a day.” A single-stem rose that may in any other case promote for Rs 4 to Rs 6, prices round Rs 8 to Rs 15 through the season.

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