"About 325 tonnes (325,000 kg) of roses in the form of 5.2 million stems were exported to 36 destinations in 25 countries between February 1 and 14," the Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said on Wednesday.
The export of roses had risen by at least by 10 per cent with 293 tonnes (4.7 million roses) exported last year to 15 countries during the first two weeks in February ahead of Valentine's Day on February 14.
The state is popular for its varieties of roses like Dutch roses (bright red roses), noblesse (reddish pink roses) and gold strike (yellow roses).
During February and March, millions of roses from the state are exported to various countries to be sold for Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year (on February 16) and International Women's Day (March 8).
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)