A Japanese flower expert from Takii Seed Company of Japan conducted recently a seminar on the latest developments in growing flowers in Dalaguete, Cebu where many farmers are engaged in horticultural production. The farmer participants included both men and women numbering 49.
The fellow is Norikazu Sayatoshi who discussed the latest cultural practices in growing flowers that are in demand in the market like sunflower, zinnias, lisianthus and petunias. The lecture was in cooperation with Ramgo Seeds which is distributing a lot of seeds from Takii.
Flower production is a good source of income even for small scale growers. One of the most saleable flowers today is the sunflower. It has been observed that the millennials are particularly interested in sunflower as gifts to their loved ones, including the girls of their dream as well as their parents.
Sunflower can be profitable for gardeners to produce because the seeds are fairly affordable at about a peso per seed. In less than two months the plant will flower and will soon ready for the market. Ex-farm, each flower may fetch P20 to P25 but in the retail market, it is very much higher. Ramgo sells seeds of the Sunrich series of sunflower.
Lisianthus is another flower with good potential. It is best grown in cooler climate where the plants produce flowers that can rival big roses. Ramgo is now selling Lisianthus seeds. Other flowers distributed by Ramgo are petunias and zinnias which are also easy to grow.
You can contact Ramgo by texting Pamela Ong Chan at 0928-501-1888 or Ana De Grano at 0920-954-0439 or Mona Visitacion at 0917-329-1059