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The Minimum purchase quantities by flower type 29-09-2021 / News

The Minimum purchase quantities by flower types

Box type HB - Half Box or 0.5 fb

Box Type QB - Quattrobox

Comparison of QB & HB

Our minimum shipment of 4 HB (or the equivalent of this volume) can be composed of any flower types that we purchase

(rose)rose, Ecuador, Colombia
Usually we buy for the orders 40-170 см stem length

The main box type in which flowers from Ecuador and Colombia are shipped is the HB type box. 1 HB (HalfBox).
The approximate weight of this box is 24 kg.
A bundle of two HB boxes is called FB (Full box).
1 HB = 0.5 FB

Not all but just a few farms in addition to HB type also use twice smaller boxes – QB
1 QB (Quattrobox)
1 QB = 0.25 FB (1/4 FB)
The approximate weight of this box is about 12 kg

The average packing rate by stem lengths in 0.5 FB (1 HB):
40 cm - 400 stems
50 cm - 350 stems
60 cm - 300 stems.
70 cm - 250 stems
80 cm - 250 stems
90 cm - 200 stems.
100+ cm - 150 stems.

The average packing rate by stem lengths in 0.25 FB (1 QB):
40 cm - 150 stems
50-100 cm – 100 stems
**some farms pack in 0.25 FB roses up to 80 cm only.
***majority of farms DO NOT pack roses longer than 100 cm in 0.25 FB

spray rose
spray rose from Ecuador and Colombia

is usually purchased in lengths 40-70 cm
minimum lot quantity is 1 QB = 0.25 FB. (On average, about 100 stems)

spray rose from Kenya
is usually purchased in lengths 50-80 cm
minimum lot quantity is 1 Jumbo Box (Kenyan box)
In terms of volume, this box is approximately similar to 1 HB or 0.5 FB

The average packing rate by stem lengths in 1 Jumbo Box:
50 cm - 350 stems.
60 cm - 300 stems.
70 cm - 250 stems.
80 cm - 200 stems.

rose from Kenya
is usually purchased in lengths 35-70 cm

minimum lot quantity is 1 Jumbo Box (Kenyan box)
The average packing rate by stem lengths in 1 Jumbo box:
35 cm - 600 stems
40 cm - 500 stems
50 cm - 450 stems.
60 cm - 300 stems
70 cm - 250 stems

carnation
we buy in grades: Select - the longest, Fancy - medium and Standard - short carnation
minimum lot quantity is 1 QB = 0.25 FB - about 400 stems

mini-carnation, spray carnation
we buy in grades: Select, Fancy
minimum lot quantity is 1 QB = 0.25 FB (about 300 stems)

alstroemeria (alstromeria)
we buy in grades 60-80 cm
minimum lot quantity is 1 QB = 0.25 FB (from 150 to 320 stems, depending on farm)

gypsophila
mostly bunches weighing 1000gr. Sometimes our customers order bunches of 250 gr, 750gr, 1500gr
Usually in these bunches there are 25 stems of gypsophila.
minimum lot quantity is 1 QB = 0.25 FB (usually from 6 to 10 bunches)

chrysanthemum (chrysants G) most often ordered length is 70 cm
minimum lot quantity is 1 QB = 0.25 FB (about 100 stems)
*** In our catalogue of farms there are not so many farms that grow chrysants G. Usually the customers order this position in bulk at Holland auctions

chrysanthemum (chrysants T) most often ordered length is 70 cm
minimum lot quantity is 1 QB = 0.25 FB (about 100 stems)
*** In our catalogue of farms there are not so many farms that grow chrysants T. Usually the customers order this position in bulk at Holland auctions

calla most often ordered in sizes 70-90-110 cm
minimum lot quantity is 1 QB = 0.25 FB (about 75 stems)

hydrangea (hydr) – usually come in premium, jumbo grades
minimum quantity is 1 QB = 0.25 FB
The average packing rate by lengths in 1 QB:
premium - 30 pcs
Jumbo - 15 pcs

For additional advice on the minimum packing rate (box filling quantity) of a specific type of flowers please contact Daoflowers managers.

Please see detailed info on    «Flower packing rates and statistics»

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