Although all flowers were sold through the Aalsmeer Flower Market, samples of each participant were taken out for a vase-life trial. It was already proven that flowers could last a long journey on Flower Transport Gel® and arrive in good condition, a vase-life trial still had to be done in order to see if the flowers would still last long enough for final consumers to really enjoy the beauty of fresh-flowers.
Of each type of flowers a sample was taken in order to get a good and objective idea about the vase-life after a journey by ship. All the flowers were placed at our vase-life trial centre where the conditions are similar to an average western European house: being 21 degrees Celsius and 85% humidity.
At the same time, a part of the flowers was placed in pre-treated water with Flower Care® (Fresh Flower Food) in order to see if the results could be even better when placing the flowers in Flower Care® instead of in normal water.