How 1.1 billion flowers are imported and inspected in the US for Valentine’s Day each year

  • Most Valentine’s Day flowers in US grocery stores come from farms in Colombia.
  • Roses, daisies, and other flowers have as little as 48 hours to be cut and flown to Miami.
  • In Miami, workers with Customs and Border Protection inspects the flowers for harmful bugs and diseases.
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