In Ethiopia, flower farming is one of the top five economic activities.
Around 106 flower farms are operated privately in Ethiopia, and many are foreign owned. Ethiopia currently ranks as the second largest flower exporter in Africa
Overview of products
Roses are Ethiopia's most popular flower export which are well known for their quality, long stems, and vibrant colors. There are different types of roses according to their color, and they are used for different occasions. Taking good care of them will prolong the vase life by about two weeks. Numerous varieties are available, including the African rose, fedora, sanaa, and kiwito, to name a few.
Fedora - It is a large rose with a creamy color and a delicate pink edge. Vase life is estimated to be about two weeks.
Sanaa - It is a large plum-colored rose that is also bigheaded. During its vase life, it lasts between 12 and 14 days
Euphoria - It has a large head and a deep orange sunset color. It has a vase life of 14 days.
Carnations, statis, gypsophilas, and alstroemerias are other types of flowers exported.
Carnations- originated from the Mediterranean. It is referred to as the world's favorite flower and is the official bloom of Mother's Day. An arrangement of carnations lasts for three weeks. Also available in a variety of colors, such as pink, red, white, yellow, and orange.
Statice - originated from Chile and small in size. They make excellent fillers on arrangements. Flowers can last up to ten days in a vase if properly cared for, and their color can last through drying.
Alstroemeria - also originated from Chile. Flowering all year round, this flower comes in many colors. They have a vase life of about one week.
Gypsophila- Also another origin from Chile. The flowers are small and make excellent cut flowers. Also known as baby's breath, they have a vase life of one week.
Environments for growth
They are typically located at high altitudes of between 1500 and 1700 meters above sea level with rainfall averaging 700 to 900 millimeters a year. Temperatures during the day and at night are important. Temperatures at night should average 130 degrees, while during the day they should reach 340 degrees. Ethiopian flowers have the advantage of surviving harsh climatic conditions even if they are grown under supervised conditions, and hence can survive long after they are cut. Ethiopian flowers are among the best because they use manure as fertilizer, so they're organic.
Ethiopia can be named as the center of diversity when it comes to a lot of things and its bright, vibrant and exotic flowers not being an exception to this. Don't miss out on Ethiopia's beauty - order today!