To Encash Roses Prior To Valentines Day, Indian Farmers Boost Rose Production In Pune



To Encash Roses Prior To Valentines Day, Indian Farmers Boost Rose Production In Pune

Cultivators hope for 15-20 per cent spike in revenue earned from exports this February

Maval taluka in Pune district is a major floriculture hub for the cultivation of export quality flowers in the country is from Pune District. Rose varieties like ‘Top Secret’ constitute 80 per cent of the total production, followed by ‘Revival’, and ‘Avalanche Rose’ which are the major growing varieties of roses in Maval area.

By the end of November 2018, ISFP made Rs 24 crore from roses exported to UK, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore followed by special orders for Valentine season by Gulf countries.

The current price for Indian roses stands at Rs 1,100 for 18 stems in the UK. Premium rose varieties of 6 cm bud sizes and 70 cm stems fetch Rs 200 per rose in the UK market, Sharma said.

Maval taluka in Pune district is a major floriculture hub for the cultivation of export quality flowers in the country is from Pune District. Rose varieties like ‘Top Secret’ constitute 80 per cent of the total production, followed by ‘Revival’, and ‘Avalanche Rose’ which are the major growing varieties of roses in Maval area.

By the end of November 2018, ISFP made Rs 24 crore from roses exported to UK, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore followed by special orders for Valentine season by Gulf countries.

The current price for Indian roses stands at Rs 1,100 for 18 stems in the UK. Premium rose varieties of 6 cm bud sizes and 70 cm stems fetch Rs 200 per rose in the UK market, Sharma said.

Source: HT