Farmers in Kim Dinh commune, Kim Thanh district, the northern province of Hai Duong are hurrying to enter the flower season serving the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet).

This year, flower growers are hopeful for a bumper crop as the current prices are two or three times higher than those of last year.

At present, the wholesale price of daisies ranges from 1,000 VND to 3,000 VND per flower, said Ngo Thi Thuy, who boasts 2,880 sq. m of daisies.

Normally, farmers can earn 12 million VND from each sao (360 sq. m) of daisy. But with the current high prices, their profits from flowers are expected to be much higher than last year, say many growers.

According to Vice Chairman of the communal People’s Committee Nguyen Minh Duc, Kim Dinh is the largest flower growing village in Kim Thanh district with about 12.6 ha covered with flowers of all kinds, including daisy, gladiolus, gerbera and roses. Farmers here have grown flowers since 1994.

To have flower blossom at Tet, local farmers have applied many scientific and technological measures, he said, adding that during the past prolonged cold spell, many households hung up electric lights to stimulate flowers to blossom on schedule.-VNA