Flower traders find themselves in a blooming mess after sudden Saigon downpour

By Quynh Tran   January 26, 2017 | 03:13 pm GMT+7

Flower traders had no time to react when the unexpected rain hit on January 25. 


Heavy rains on Wednesday flooded many roads in Tan Phu District. Apricot blossom traders said their trees had shed their yellow petals, making them difficult to sell.


Tai, a trader on Go Dau Street, said that half of his marigolds were crushed by the rain.


Many of his marigolds lost leaves and stems, so Tai is considering offering a 50 percent discount to attract buyers.


Minh Phung, another seller on To Hieu Street, faced the same problem.


“These roses often go for VND60,000 ($2.6) per pot, but the price has fallen by half now. I’m afraid even lower prices won't attract buyers,” Phung told VnExpress.


Many of his marigolds were damaged.

Photos by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

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