Cold Chain Flower Shipping
The term cold chain refers to the transportation of temperature sensitive products, such as flowers, along a supply chain through thermal and refrigerated packaging methods. Key to the success of the cold chain is logistical planning to protect the integrity of these shipments
The cold chain is vital to the quality of cut flower products. For cut flowers and potted plants (except for tropical species) to survive and arrive looking their very best, they should be cooled rapidly to proper temperatures (normally 33-35 F) and maintained at appropriate temperatures (no higher than 41 F) throughout the cold chain.
There are major benefits and competitive advantages for flower growers that employ cold chain shipping practices. Kendall Farms cold chain shipping process starts immediately after the flowers are cut and brought in from our fields. Bunches of flowers are packaged and placed in a pre-cooler that draws air through the boxes to get and keep the center of the box cool. The boxes are then left in the cooler until they are put into a refrigerated Kendall Farms flower truck and shipped to you.