Flower industry in Korea

H. H. Kim, Y. J. Kyung, K. Ohkawa, C. H. Pak, B. H. Kwack

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In the total production of ornamentals, cut flowers have the greatest value, pot plants come second, and woody ornamentals come third. For cut flowers, roses have the highest market value, followed chrysanthemums, gypsophilas, carnations and lilies, in that order. The most marketed pot plant is the orchids; next are: palms, rubber plants (Ficus spp.) and cacti in that order. Although most flower growers manage to be protect their crops for winter weather in an economically, very cheap and easy cooling during summer is not satisfactorily available yet. Development of the cooling facility in summer is needed for a better production of flowers. The amount of exports from Korea has been very steady, and that of imports has been surprisingly large. Not withstanding Korea imports flowers, its export are relatively small export. Cacti and lilies have been the main body of the exports, and others are almost negligible. Other than the cacti and lilies, a small amount of cut flowers, cut items, and seeds have been exported to Japan in 1995. Korean wild and native plants are being explored and studied as new floricultural crops. Extensive breeding works are being implemented for new variety development. Production and consumption will grow quickly, and from this strong domestic market, exports can grow or increase throughout world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Cut Flowers in the Tropics
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789066058217
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture


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