WHAT IS THE IDEAL HARVEST MOMENT FOR A GERBERA?
Both florists and consumers want gerberas with a long shelf life.
Yes, we work on that every day!!!
As an experienced gerbera grower, we carefully study all the factors that can achieve this. We are concerned about how to perfectly guide our flowers through the entire trading process.
The gerberas must be harvested just ripe enough to guarantee their shelf life.
You can already hear it ... accuracy ... both for harvesting and sorting.
In addition, other factors such as 'invisible' pre-treatment and packaging play a major role.
SEE A GERBERA BUTTON GROW ...
AND FINALLY SEE IT FLOWERING IS SOMETHING WONDERFUL.
Our gerbera plants develop new flower buds year-round under the influence of light, an adjusted feeding schedule and sufficient heat. Impatiently, the new buds reach for the light.
Because we strive for quality and uniformity, it is very important to harvest at the right time. If we harvest too early, the gerbera will have a poor shelf life.
Why is that?
As long as the gerbera is on the plant, it gets enough energy to flower, but once picked it must be able to stand its ground independently.
The right harvest time determines an optimal vase life.
LOVED ACROSS COUNTRY BORDERS
With the greatest care and expertise, our flowers are sent daily to various florists both at home and abroad.
By always supplying ultra-fresh flowers, with a perfect maturity stage, we often exceed the expectations of both professionals and consumers.
The longer the consumer can enjoy his gerberas, the more often he will make repeat purchases ... and this is good for both the florists and us.
RAW VERSUS RIPE
Raw flowers are sometimes confused with fresh flowers and at the same time ripe flowers (read 'harvestable') are confused with old ones. In addition, 'overripe' flowers are of course not good for business.
However, the subtle difference between raw and ripe can mean a significantly longer vase life.
All parties in the fresh chain should pay more attention to this and communicate this better so that misunderstandings about flower ripeness disappear.