23 February 2015

Where The Roses From Your Valentine's Day Bouquets Come From

If you bought or received roses this Valentine's day, it is unlikely that they were handpicked on a local farm.

Your roses are likely to have been imported from a rose farm in Puente Piedra, Colombia. Fresca farms occupies 70 hectares of land and produces about 100,000 roses each day.

Roses are harvested, sorted and the decaying process is delayed by dipping them in an antifungal preservative solution and keeping them in a 34°F storeroom, a cold "plant morgue" of sorts.

The vacant lot next to the rose farm will become an airport to cope with the high demand for the roses.

For more details, head over to this website.

[via Lost At E Minor]