Gladiolus flowers have become the market leader in terms of flowers selling and cultivation in Pakistan after roses and tube roses. This is the only flower which gives filling flowers impact but also easy to find round the year in the Market.
There are more than 2,000 hectors under gladiolus cultivation in Pakistan. Glad is mostly cultivated in Lahore, Shiekhupura, Kasur, Patoki, Okara, Faisalabad and Jhang districts. It is also cultivated in some areas of Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan Districts. In Sindh Province farmers mostly grow gladiolus in and around Hyderabad. While in KPK it is grown in Abbotabad, Mansehra, Ugi, Swat and Dir regions.
There are 5 ever growing whole sale markets in Pakistan for the gladiolus flowers, Sagian Bypass Lahore, Allahabad, on Kasur depalpur Road, Pattoke, Teen Hatti Karachi and in Islamabad.
Price and Profitability
Gladiolus are being grown about 90% of the total gladiolus cultivation in Pakistan because White farmers are growing according to the market forces. Farmers can plants 60,000 bulbs per acre averagely. Imported Gladiolus bulb cost them about Average 7 Rupees. If they go for full season cultivation with season specials, they can plant about 6 acres. In addition, they can earn more than 4 million per season. Progressive farmers are taking keen interest in gladiolus because of its long cultivation and harvest time and its highly unpredictable price. factors; sometime in the season from October to May, one stick being sold for Rs. 5 and at times for Rs. 65. There is no other crop like gladiolus flowers when we compare wholesale markets and per acre profitably.