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Valentines 2014

Factors That Affect Rose Prices

for Valentines Day

 Have you ever wondered why roses are much more expensive during Valentine’s Day?

Customers demand the heaviest supply for long stemmed Roses of any other time of the year.  After the Christmas season demand of red roses is filled, growers require 50 to 70 days to produce enough roses for Valentines Day.

Over 100 species are grown throughout the world in a variety of size and color

Over 100 species are grown throughout the world in a variety of size and color

Many growers must sacrifice roses at other times of the year to fill production requirements for these special occasions.

Winter’s shorter daylight hours and higher energy costs hamper efforts to grow large rose crops to meet the demands.

In short, prices at Valentines Day are not inflated because it is a time where people will pay more.  It is simply that grower’s time and costs at this time of year are higher.

As grower’s costs go up, retail floral shops must also increase their costs.

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