[Market-farming] selling cut sunflowers

Deb Taft deb at mobiusfields.com
Sat Sep 8 05:54:32 EDT 2012


It does help, Thanks Todd!

I usually go pretty long with flowers too but didn't go quite that long
with the sunflowers.  Next week!

Have a great weekend,
Deb



On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 12:18 AM, Todd Lister <toddlister1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> You know, It seems like we have continued to lengthen ours. Many of our
> sunflowers go to kids and they love the big handle of a long stalk. About
> 24" I guess.  6"-8" faces. We wrap stem ends with paper, dip it in water
> and put it in a corn-based baggie with a rubber band. They travel well.
> We sell a lot of flowers and I generally try to get as much length as I
> can short of negatively impacting the plant.
> On cuts, I always want to give the end user options as they create
> bouquets. They can cut them shorter.  They appreciate the option.  Many
> flower plants get cut to the next node.  Some Globe Amaranth colors can get
> big and dense.   The purple and bi-color  seem to get huge here in NE Ga.
> I usually cut them down 2 nods to get length.  Same with Zinnias.
> Hope that helps.,
> Todd
>
> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 11:35 PM, Deb Taft <deb at mobiusfields.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Thanks Todd!
>>
>> As long as we're on the subject, how long do you cut the stems?  The ones
>> I have are between about 14" and 18".  And are we talking about gigantic
>> heads or mid-size?  Mine are about 6" across.
>>
>> I'm 30 miles north of NYC, so I should be able to get similar prices.
>>
>> Thanks again,
>> Deb
>> Mobius Fields
>> Westchester County, NY
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 11:21 PM, Todd Lister <toddlister1 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> We went with $1.50 for about 3 years and then others pulled up the price
>>> so we followed them.
>>> I guess location certainly would factor in. We sell in a good sized
>>> college town, Athens, Ga.
>>> Todd Lister
>>> Veribest Farm
>>> Vesta Ga
>>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 9:17 PM, Deb Taft <deb at mobiusfields.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Wow, I'm selling some for the first time tomorrow too.  I was planning
>>>> on a buck a piece...$2 sounds twice as good!
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the info.
>>>>
>>>> Deb
>>>> MobiusFields
>>>> Westchester County, NY
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 8:43 PM, Todd Lister <toddlister1 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> We always sell out at $2 each.
>>>>> If we have a ton we take a 5 gallon bucket. People seem to like the
>>>>> stems long. Top heavy for most vases.
>>>>> Todd
>>>>> Veribest Farm
>>>>> Vesta Ga
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM, Rob Wallbridge <rob at songberry.ca>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> **
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi all,****
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ** **
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Looking for some quick advice on something I’ve never done before:
>>>>>> I’ve got a nice-looking row of a few varieties of sunflowers intended for
>>>>>> cut flowers, but I’ve never taken them to a market before. Does anyone have
>>>>>> experience to share on how to present and price them?****
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ** **
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks in advance,****
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Rob****
>>>>>>
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>>>>>> ** **
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