Wholesale cut flowers
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By MARG HANSEN
The Internet offers a unique opportunity for us to communicate directly with our customers 24 hours a day. We have been growing cut flowers commercially for 15 years and in that time have sold flowers in Hobart, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
At Pinerise the 'cool chain' from grower to consumer is recognized as a very important quality control measure. Harvesting is finished early in the day before any heat from the sun enters the flower buds. The buds are quickly put in the coolroom and only removed briefly for grading and packing. The pre-chilled boxes are then flown overnight to capital city airports.
The Perishable Rate which the airlines offer is unfortunately only airport to airport our clients (or their couriers) collect the boxes early in the morning and because of the 'cool chain' the freshly picked flowers arrive in excellent condition.
Peonies have the ability to travel extremely well. In the U.S.A. before refrigeration they were a popular cut flower because they could be picked, packed and shipped by rail all over the country and arrive at their destination in good condition. The journey could sometimes take three days. Nowadays many peonies are exported each year from Australia to the west coast of America.
Our picking season is six weeks long, starting the last week in October and finishing early in December. It is only a small window of opportunity so please mark your calendar. We use standard flower boxes which contain approximately 24-30 bunches of peonies (5 per bunch)
To ensure safe arrival of the flowers we will fax you despatch details. Please remember that your wholesale flowers will have to be collected from the airport.
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