It has come to our attention that some flower importers in Miami have used a recent weather situation in Ecuador to cause alarm and are implying an upcoming drastic production shortage as a result of this weather incident.
The area where Ecuador experienced, for the first-time ever, light snowfall (actually it was more hail than snow) is far removed from where ALL flower farms are physically located. No damage has been caused to farms as a result of what occurred last week. End of story!
The current lower production is purely due to the normal production cycle and a bit colder weather has made the shortage a small percentage more notable but that is it!
If you want to be properly informed, always connect with Aribaflor FIRST!
Photo: Courtesy of “Cuerpo de Bomberos Quito/Secretaría de Riesgos”