12th Int’l Flowers and Plants Exhibition underway

Tehran, May 22, IRNA – The 12th International Flowers and Plants Exhibition is underway at Tehran’s Goftegoo Park.
 In all, 134 domestic producers and 32 companies from Turkey, Armenia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, China, Spain and Sri Lanka have displayed their floral and plant products.

Gholamhossein Soltan-Mohammadi, the head of Tehran Association of Flower and Plant Producers, told Iran Daily that the fair displays the trend of flower and plant production, particularly ornamental flowers, across the country.

“Many of the flowers exhibited in the fair are not seen in any flower shop,” he said.

“The fair presents an opportunity to familiarize people with flowers and plants.”

Currently, Tehran province accounts for 50 percent of the country’s flower output. This is while many regions of the country possess a better status than Tehran because of favorable climatic conditions and lower land price and wages.

Soltan-Mohammadi said the conditions for flower cultivation in Iran are better than in European nations, but they have modern greenhouses. “If we intend to become the top country in flower and plant production, we should modernize greenhouses, promote the know-how of Iranian producers and recruit university graduates.”

“Our climatic conditions are more suitable for growing some flower species. For example, Iran’s gladiolus won the gold medal in a Japanese horticultural fair,” he said.

Tehran Flora and Plant Fair will run until May 23.

Being a vast land with varied climatic conditions, Iran is one of the largest producers of ornamental flowers in the world.

Iran ranks 17th worldwide in terms of total area under cultivation of ornamental flowers.



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