There is a change in the market for wholesale fresh flowers, and the country's largest exporter of cut flowers, California, is feeling the effects. there was a time, not so long ago, in the 1980s when there were more than 100 growers of roses in the state. That has now dropped to a little more than 10. Although California has the soil and climate growers need for these beautiful flowers, the price competition from foreign growers and the big improvements in packaging that has taken place in the last 20 years, the flower crop has been steadily shrinking. Now overseas growers supply around 80 percent of the cut flowers in the US.
October 20, 2010 — admin