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Interesting Facts About Our Farms in Ecuador

I love when I get asked to share details about the farm and the processes that make growing and shipping flowers possible. I’ve been fortunate enough to have my dad as a mentor in this beautiful yet complex business and there is always something new to learn. I’ve seen firsthand the love and respect that people in this industry have for the earth, for nature, for the soil and everything it produces. I always try to convey to my clients that there is a big team of people behind these beautiful roses, and we always do our very best to deliver perfect blooms but at the end of the day we cannot control nature. Here are some interesting facts about our roses and what happens behind the scenes at our farms.

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  • We currently have 150 acres in production.
  • We grow approximately 200 different varieties. 
  • Why Ecuador? Due to its location at the Equator line, there are 12-14 hours of sunlight a day which makes the colors more intense. The sun rays are perpendicular, and the quality of the water is superior to many other parts of the world. The temperatures are also ideal with sunny days and cool nights. Due to the altitude the plants take longer to make a flower and therefore these grow longer, with bigger heads and brighter colors. 
  • How many bunches do the farms produce? Our farms produce 6,500 bunches a day (each bunch has 25 stems) that is roughly 2,400,000 bunches per year!  The average number of bunches per box is 8.
  • What is the time from cutting to market? 4-7 days to the USA,  4 days to Europe, 10-12 days to Russia and 6-8 days to Australia. 
  • What goes into deciding which varieties to keep in production? Market response along with the Annual ROI per variety.  Good lengths and healthy plants Multi-market varieties Profitability 
  • How often and how many new varieties are added to the farms? Every month the list of current varieties is analyzed as well as prospective new ones. The farms add approximately 12 new varieties every year. Here are a few new varieties that have been added recently.
Some new varieties that we have added recently: Star Platinum, Jet Set, Pink Puma, Redvolution, and Selfie.
  • What varieties do the farms grow exclusively for Flowerlink?