Chilled Water System

Southern Floral Company uses a chilled water hydration system that's purpose is to hydrate the flowers with cold (chilled) water with preservatives which dramatically improves the shelf life. It is also used as an ice pack to help keep the flowers cool during delivery in our refrigerated trucks. This system is called the "Chain of Life". We are one of the few wholesalers in the state that uses both the chilled water system and the refrigerated trucks.

 

A state of the art Underwater Stem Cutter


Underwater stem cutters are used to prevent air bubbles from getting into the stems when they are cut. An air bubble will prevent the flower from being able to drink and therefore causes the flower to dehydrate and die.

Southern Floral Company's Day Ahead Transportation System
• The product is transported and delivered upright.
• The product is pre-cooled overnight at 38 degrees.
• The product is delivered in a refrigerated box truck at 55 degrees.
• The product is delivered early in the morning and ready to use.
Southern Floral Company has a wide variety of flowers imported from around the world to choose from in our coolers. We deliver what we promise!

Benefits that the Wet Pack Program Offers

Wet Pack Program

Southern Floral Company uses a wet pack program that benefits the customer and products in many different ways.

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Wet Pack System

Wet Pack System

Shop Benefits

  • Product arrives in water ready to use
  • Better use of employee’s time. i.e. designing, customer service
  • No more processing required upon arrival
  • No more waiting for product to hydrate before using
  • No more cleaning of buckets
  • Fewer items damaged in packing & a more reliable product
  • Reduction of Floral Preservative purchased for use in the store
  • Save on Quick Dip in your shop, we do it
Wet Pack System

Benefits for the Flower

  • Product arrives fresh & firm
  • Less stress on the flowers when shipped in water
  • No re-cutting of the stems helps assure that longer length
  • Arrives in Buckets upright (no bent necks or head snapping)
  • Product is packed in water with the correct % of preservative
  • Flowers are cut under water with a pneumatic system
  • Clean Buckets Pressure cleaned with DCD cleaner at 140 degrees to assure no bacteria growth
  • Quick Dip is used on flowers that require or benefit from it
Wet Pack System

Buckets & Shipping Benefits

  • Black buckets that can be used in shipping & as display in your shop
  • Buckets that stack & separate easier
  • Buckets are sterilized & cleaned upon arrival at Southern Floral Company
  • Product is packed & transported upright in water, less damage
  • Product is pre-cooled overnight at 38 degrees on our day ahead service
  • Product is shipped in our box trucks at 40 degrees refrigeration
    (Not just A/C from a van)
  • Product is on our trucks early in the morning on its way to you usually before you’re at work.
    And ready to use when you open the box
 

Bucket Program

  • $ 7.00 deposit on each wet pack unit

 

Procona Buckets

Numerous Ways the Customer can BENEFIT!

  • Used in shipping or to display in their shop
  • Less damage when transported
  • Product pre-cooled overnight at 38 degrees
  • DAY AHEAD service
  • Product ready to use when you open the box
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  • Credit system of returning materials
  • $7.00 deposit on each wet pack unit
    Not as a charge, but as a deposit
    • Procona Buckets - $3.00
    • Cardboard Wrap / Sleeve - $2.00
    • Plastic Top - $2.00
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DosMatic System
for Floral Care & Handling

Installation of the DOSMATIC SYSTEM has been a great asset & valuable tool for the care & handling of cut flowers for our customers. 

This system automatically combines the correct amount of

Floralife with the water. (so no measuring is required)

 

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Holland Order Xpress

 

Houston

1313 West 20th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Ph: 713-880-1300
F: 713-867-0211
800-833-0142

Austin

8742 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78757
Ph: 512-459-1343
F: 512-459-2102
800-444-1183

Corpus Christi

5217 Sunbelt Dr
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
Ph: 361-289-1500
F: 361-289-7885
800-444-2460