Thought you would save up on money by presenting flowers to your loved one on Valentine’s Day? You’re thinking right! This year in the markets of Nasik – Maharashtra, Chinese roses are quite in demand. The prices of Chinese roses are approx Rs. 120 per kilogram as compared to Indian roses which are sold at Rs. 300 per kilogram. These new roses come in wide variety of 15 colours that is why customers get attracted to them. As we look forward to Indian flower business, the Chinese ones are preferred more because they last longer.
Love may be in the air for the rest of the world as it celebrates Valentine’s Day. But for rose growers in India, particularly those in Maharashtra, this Valentine season has been anything but rosy. For florists, the red rose is one of the greatest gold this month. People associate it with love and being the month of love, their annual industry bottom line is decreasing from this business. Earlier, Valentine’s Day on February 14 alone contributed 25-40 per cent of flower growers’ annual revenue. But not this time. The price in the domestic market has dropped. Many farmers had been holding up their stock in hope of a better price closer to February 14. But that did not happen.
The spectrum of rose aromas is very large in Indian market: It varies from delightful to frankly, unpleasant (like ‘Rose Foetida’ – a sharp, boxwoods-like smell). Also, there are many roses that smell of green tea, honey, vine, moss, fruit, or like other flower species. The only major drawback Chinese rose has that they don’t have an enchanting scent.
However, for those who are not budget-friendly, can opt for these roses to gift their valentine. And we all know that a gift is a gift whether it’s cheap or expensive. You can even write a beautiful romantic note to add a little gift to show how much love means to you. (Also Read: Valentine’s Day Shayari 2018: Top Romantic Shayaris to Send Your Valentine on February 14)