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Pioneering the Future

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Production of Tulips as Cut Flowers

Abstract:

Tulips are a refreshing reminder to customers that winter is almost over. Customers’ desire for color at the end of winter creates a profitable crop for cut flower growers using minimally heated greenhouses and high tunnels. Tulip bulbs can be forced to bloom out of season (from December through May) for early spring sales at Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Tulip bulbs can also be grown outdoors in raised beds, allowing them to flower naturally for spring sales.