FLOWER-GROWING UNDER CONTROLLED CONDITIONS IN ISRAEL

R.H. Elsberg
Ten years ago the real development of the Israeli flower industry started (table 1), after a long period of trial and error. The development was very rapid. The problems which arose were manifold:
  • growers without experience
  • no greenhouse construction firms in Israel
  • no types of greenhouses suitable for our climate
  • no export firms for flowers
  • great distance to the potential markets
  • no experience as to which varieties will grow well and are commercially good.

Greenhouse construction problems as well as ventilation and heating solutions are discussed; and also the technical side of sorting and packing of cut-flowers. A short survey of the main export crops, Roses, Spray-Carnations, Gerberas and some house-plants, and their growing conditions in greenhouses is included.

Elsberg, R.H. (1974). FLOWER-GROWING UNDER CONTROLLED CONDITIONS IN ISRAEL. Acta Hortic. 43, 235-242
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1974.43.25
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1974.43.25

Acta Horticulturae