For XARA Family Floriculture is making life a bit more colourful & cheerful with beautiful flowers that we nurture.
With this passion XARA Family works meticulously on every stage of floriculture. All the activities are planned and executed step by step to ensure best quality flowers and plants. This engineered approach ensures sustainability which is an important part of our strategy.
Harvesting is the important operation under greenhouse.
Harvesting is being done at right stage and right time.
Harvesting is being done by skilled labour.
Vaselife of the flowers is 10-12 days if proper care is been taken.
The leaves from the lower portion of the stem are removed upto 15 cm to reduce the weight of the stem. All infected leaves are also removed frequently.
The grading process is been followed according to the stem length, bud size, stem thickness and opening of flowers. In manual grading, skilled workers are used for grading. Bent neck, thorn damage flowers, disease and pest affected flowers are treated as rejection.
Sorting is generally done according to local and export market requirement. Bunching is done according to buyers requirement viz staggered or level head bunching.
Rose Bunch Table: General specification for number of stems per bunch Sorting
Create Table as per slide 23
It is very important to maintain the same cut stage of flowers the post harvest operations right from harvesting in the field upto the flower reaching to the market. If the temperature is not maintained properly the flowers may open and the price is reduced to a great extent. Hence the temperature in the post harvest chain is reduced to minimize the activities in the stem. The temperature is reduced during post harvest as follows: Table: Cold Room temperatures at different stages
Create Table as per slide 24
Bunches are packed in scientific way that no damage should happen to flowers.
The boxes are kept in cold storage at 0 – 20C till dispatch.
The process of FIFO (First in first out) is being followed at xara flowers i.e. first arrived flowers from green houses are processed and dispatched first.
Refrigerator van containers are used to transport cut flowers for export. These vans transport the produce from the production center to the airport and to the concerned market.