We expor 1/3
of our spray carnations to the UK. Our other main markets
are Spain, France, Germany, and Scandinavia.
occasions such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter and
the international Mother's Day to Canada, the United Stated
and Japan. But we tend to be present in those markets on
an increasingly regular basis.
This is a
different market. Growing standard carnations is more occasion
oriented. We flush 4 to 5 flowers per cutting. The way to
succeed is to flush between Valentine's Day, Women's Day
in Russia and finally the international Mother's Day.
us a total period of three and a half months. During that
period our flowers are competing with the select grade from
Columbia and are sold only at premium prices.
We also sell
flowers to big supermarkets such as COOP in Switzerland,
Carrefour and Intermarché in France.
In the UK
we are working on having a presence at the supermarket level.
This market is developing very fast and we foresee a participation
in the future.