According to Dr. Liem, it is expected that farmers in Cho Lach District will provide more than 11 million items of various types of flowers for the lunar New Year. Fortunately, thanks to favorable weather with not too harsh sun and less unusual rains, most flowers for Tet holidays have enjoyed a bumper crop, of which, ochna integerrima and chrysanthemum morifolium are expected to bloom exactly at lunar New Year.
Preliminary statistics showed that although it is still nearly two weeks until the lunar New Year, it is estimated that around 80 percent of flower production at Cho Lach District in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has been sold with prices higher than those in the same period last year by 5-10 percent upwards. Particularly, the price of ochna integerrima varies from VND2 million to VND10 million per pair, depending on each type and that of chrysanthemum morifolium is at around VND300,000-VND400,000 per pair. With such price level, flower growers have ensured profits.
In the Sa Dec Flower Village in Dong Thap Province, millions of flower pots are flowering and traders have been flocking to the village to buy flowers. Mr. Vo Thanh Tuan, a farmer in Tan Quy Tay Commune in Sa Sec City, said that the weather is suitable for flowers to develop this year. Traders are collecting flowers at fairly high prices, such as a pair of bachelor's button pots is priced from VND600,000 to VND700,000, making flower growers extremely delighted.