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Traders: sales of September 1 flowers are poor this year

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With the beginning of a new school year, pupils spend an average of 2.50 LVL on flowers. Traders admit that sunflowers are in high demand this year.

«Prices are one Lat lower than they were last year. Nonetheless, sales are worse. Sunflowers are in high demand: boys and girls buy them; sometimes they buy three at a time. I grow my own flowers, so I can manage. Those who trade with wholesale flowers have problems,»- says Sakta flower market trader Inara.

Trader Gunta, on the other hand, says that buyers also prefer white gladioli aside from sunflowers.

«While large gladioli are the most popular. We have some lengthened holiday this year – there have been more buyers even since Saturday. However, everyone spends no more than 2.50 LVL – maybe people do not have that much money. All flowers cost at least one Lat less than last year, but with buyers it is always like this – the one of the 38 Sakta flower market that scores a lucky shot sells successfully, the rest – have it averagely. Too much competition,»- says the trader.

Younger pupils come to the market with their parents; older students always come by themselves. «Interesting that parents let their children choose the flowers they want for their teachers. The highest buyer activity was noted in the afternoon of August 31,»- says market representative Ivars Jakovlevs.

Meanwhile, gladioli breeder Laimonis Zakis admits – this year is not too successful for gladioli breeders.

«Flowers have drowned. Fields are covered in mud, especially in Bauskas half, gladioli simply drown. This year’s cultivation was delayed by at least one and a half week; only do flowers open up. We’ve noticed that white gladioli are in high demand this year. However, exotic colours are also in demand,»- he said.

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