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HOW TO PROCESS ROSES FOR SALE!

Processing or prepping roses is truly very simple. The key ingredient is to not miss a step or cut corners.

First, you want to make sure you have the right tools and supplies. 

Be sure to have your buckets clean and free of bacteria, when using bleach please do not leave any bleach residue as roses do not like bleach. If there are more things on your list and you would like to have a chat please feel free to contact flower delivery richmond hill
How to process roses for sale

1. CUT ROSE STEMS

On a slight angle once inch from the bottom of the stem.

2. REMOVE THORNS

Rose stripper can be your best friend on removing thorns. Be sure to invest in a few good quality rose strippers.  If you do not have a rose stripper then simply push on the thorn to remove. Make sure to remove all the thorns in a gentle way do not damage the rose. Remember we are only removing the pointy part of the thorn.

3. REMOVE STEM LEAVES

Remove all stem leaves below the waterline as these create rot.

4. HYDRATE ROSES

One crucial step in having longer lasting roses is to dip the stem ends in Quick Dip for about 30 seconds. This will hydrate your roses and make them super long-lasting.

Note: Do not dilute Quick Dip

5. PLACE ROSES IN WATER

In a clean bucket place roses in water that already has floral food.  Allow roses to sit in a bucket at room temperature for 2 hours.

6. COOL ROSES

Place roses in floral cooler  1.112- 1.7 degrees Celsius or 34- 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow roses to cool for 24-28 hours before arranging.


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