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We provide Rwanda tuberose to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Rwanda tuberose from family growers in the country.
Rwanda tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa Linn) is next to white arum, one of the chief horticulture exports of this ‘land of a thousand hills.’ Rwanda cultivates tuberose mainly for sale in the export markets. Regarding appearance, the flower consists of long spikes that tower close together like white, soft blooms in bud form. Once the spadixes open, the flowers delicately droop aside from their neighbors with their trumpet-like openings. The tubular blossoms look quite ‘flirtatious’ and smell handsome.
Rwanda usually exports the best quality tuberose. The rest goes into the production of essential oil that fetches better returns than the cut blooms. The origin of the warm climate-loving flower was Mexico.
We source Rwanda tuberose from Eastern and other provinces of this Great Lakes region’s country. We only draw contracts with family growers with less than two acres of land that they look after by organic means. For instance, instead of commercial fertilizers, they use farmyard manure.
We harvest Rwanda tuberose by cutting each long spike with its pairs of blooms. We do the harvesting very early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the sun. We slash the entire two pairs of flowers per spike but leave 4 to 6 centimeters of the stem on the growing bulb for regeneration. We use clippers or sharp blades to ensure one sharp cut for each pair. Sometimes we may also choose to pluck one flower at a time. After the 80th or 100th day after planting, the half-open buds droop into a detachable horizontal alignment to the other budding counterparts.
We handle the harvested Rwanda tuberose in a water culture solution where we dip the spikes to extend their vase life. Additionally, we cool them at the intervals of four hours at 10 degrees Celsius. This makes them retain their freshness and color allure when they are bound for far-flung destinations.
We grade Rwanda tuberose based on the length of the spikes. We look for the number of blooms in each spike, weight and the health of every flower. We also keep them in grades based on the freshness of the soft white color.
We pack Rwanda tuberose in corrugated telescopic cartons. We, first of all, bunch them by grade: the best are about 90cm long while the shortest are 60 cm. These are known as ‘double stick.’ We keep around 200 stems in every box after carefully bunching them into 25 blooms per bunch. The huge packing box is sturdy enough to handle the long spikes, as it can contain 17 kilos, while its dimensions are 95 cm in length by 40 cm wide and 20 cm high.
For loose single blooms of tuberose, we use gunny bags, bamboo baskets and others. This is after we wrap them in muslin or film linings for freshness conservation. We indicate the net weight and the country of origin of these individual stems for each package.
We store Rwanda tuberose at 0 to 5 degrees Celsius. We maintain a cool, dry environment free of any contaminants during our temporary storage. The delivery comes through to the airport in Kigali by our refrigerated vehicles on the same day of packing. Give or take, you can expect the consignment to reach you in the next 1 to 2 days after dispatch.
Therefore, if you are after a flower that is seductive to look at, then our white Rwanda tuberose fits the bill. We source the bulbous flowers from family sources that conserve them under Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) terms. We offer sufficient quantity that meets your exact needs as we always ask for surplus from our family growers. We also provide an affordable price that meets your exact requirements. This is why you need to make an order today!
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