Sacramento, CA — California flower growers have begun shipping blossoms for Valentine´s Day.
The California Cut Flower Commission says shipments typically begin about February 1st to assure delivery to florist in time for the holiday.
Roses remain the most popular Valentine flower, but mixed bouquets are gaining popularity.
California farmers stress quality and freshness in marketing their flowers against increasing competition from Central and South America.
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh