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February 13, 2017

Midweek Valentine’s a boon for growers

Issue Date: February 8, 2017

By Kevin Hecteman 


Think "Valentine's Day flowers," and the first one that comes to mind is … lilies? Daisies? Tulips?


Hey, why not?


"I think if you ask most women, I think red roses wouldn't be their favorite," said Robert Kitayama, a third-generation flower farmer with operations in Aptos and Watsonville. Kitayama Brothers grows mainly lilies, gerbera daisies, lisianthus and snapdragons, he said. "I do think men, if they took two minutes and ask their wife or their girlfriend what their favorite flower (is), they may be surprised."


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