|Abel, Local King of Flowers
2012.08.14 - 10:34:52 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Elvis Gil Domínguez
Quivicán, Mayabeque, Cuba. The local farmer Abel Acosta Padrón in his aimed at cultivating and beautifying the environment has practically become the local king of the flowers in the Mayabeque province.
Inside the dense vegetation of the south of the Quivicán municipality, there is a half of a hectare of land that show the work carried out by Noel that has been turned into a floral plantation.
Noel has been successfully working since two years ago from midnight until very late in the afternoon given that he has achieved to meet the demand from local inhabitants and the entire province through different offers given by the local floriculture.
With his rustic tool of work, Abel Acosta Padrón makes furrows, applies bio fertilizers, irrigates, removing the weeds, fights against diseases and plagues and that effort has allowed him to harvest up to 22200 dozens of flowers by the end of the year 20111 and he aspires to duplicate that production by the end of the current year.
Science in favour of the floriculture
Abel’s incorporation to the harvest of flowers has been motivated by the help of expert Virginia Marrero González, specialist of the Lilíana Dimítrova Horticulture Research Institute that is located in that municipality which is the only of its type in Cuba.
The producing link and the scientific results are strengthen as it is demonstrated through the care of more than 13 varieties of flowers such as the local ones called Boca de león, Margarita de Japón, Clavel, Maribela, Gladiolo, Cagigal and Azucena.
Likewise, it is a priority the advice on the diverse cultural activities to achieve a growing production that allows the systematic supply on special days for the family.
Abel will never abandon the flowers
The fertile lands of the Camilo Cienfuegos Credits and Services Cooperative, where Abel works, are used in the food production; however, the aforementioned producer consolidates even more his preference for the floriculture.
´I do not detract the importance from harvesting the food in the countryside for the population’s consumption. As a matter of fact, I applaud all those people who develop such a useful task; therefore, I consider it quite similar to the flowers hasvest which is an activity that I will never abandon.´ Abel Acosta Padrón concluded.
Translated by JC Caballero