John McLennan, New Zealand

Easter Daffs – an International market .

May 1, 2017

Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Daffodil Types, Displays & Specialty Exhibits, General

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Every   Easter  both  our  local  Supermarkets  have  good  displays  of  flowers  for  sale .It  is  currently  peak  chrysanthemum  season  here  , supplemented  by  the  year  round  availability  of  roses ,  gerberas  and  other  pot  plants .

Pots  of  JETFIRE  were  also  available  ,  making  a  bright  addition  to  the display  .

The  fancy  line ,  in  a  small  ,  light  bucket  and with  tidy  wrapping ; a  very  presentable  gift  ,  were  at  NZ   $  16 – 99 .



The  same  line ,  similar  plastic growing  container  but  no  extras ,  was  at    $  9 – 99 .




How  does  this  compare  with  your  local  Easter  flowering  daffs  , —  mid  season  in  many  northern Markets  , ?  ? .

These  are  forced  flowers  ,  the  bulbs  would  probably  had  Christmas  in  Europe .

4 responses to “Easter Daffs – an International market .”

  1. Darrin Ellis-May, Georgia Darrin Ellis-May, Georgia says:

    John, for Easter gifting, what we see most in the Southeast US is Tête-à Tête.  Our 2017 season was so early that we ended up having to cancel the Georgia Daffodil Society show.  Very few inground blooms for most of us, in Georgia by Easter.

  2. Linda Wallpe, Ohio says:

    John –

    An international market indeed as pots of  Tete-a-Tete sold here in Cincinnati, Ohio is imported from Canada.  A small pot usually sells for $3-4 dollars and a larger pot of mixed spring bulbs $12-15.

    Ohio is 3 states north of Georgia.  Tete-a-Tete started blooming here in early March.  Our show was April 8-9 and Tete-a-Tete was kaput by Easter – the following weekend.

    Linda Wallpe

  3. Denise and Neil McQuarrie, New Zealand says:

    For Mothers’ Day 14th May there were pots of Jetfire and Tete a Tete in the supermarket. They looked very sad a week later in the bargain bin with dead flowers and yellowing foliage!

  4. David Adams, New Zealand says:

    Both are badly virused anyway. I remember florists being reluctant to buy daffs at this time of the year as they considered daffodils a spring flower. JFM will tell us that by mid winter the florists are ready for them.