Li Wing-keung, owner of Keung Kee Garden in Tai Po, tends to his orchids plants ahead of Lunar New Year. Retailers have blamed the value of the yuan, cold weather and high costs for rising prices of the fruit and flowers. Photo: Sam Tsang Li Wing-keung, owner of Keung Kee Garden in Tai Po, tends to his orchids plants ahead of Lunar New Year. Retailers have blamed the value of the yuan, cold weather and high costs for rising prices of the fruit and flowers. Photo: Sam Tsang
Li Wing-keung, owner of Keung Kee Garden in Tai Po, tends to his orchids plants ahead of Lunar New Year. Retailers have blamed the value of the yuan, cold weather and high costs for rising prices of the fruit and flowers. Photo: Sam Tsang

Prices of Lunar New Year flowers and fruit up on last year

Retailers blame a strong yuan, cold weather and growing costs for higher price of tangerines, peach blossoms and orchids

Li Wing-keung, owner of Keung Kee Garden in Tai Po, tends to his orchids plants ahead of Lunar New Year. Retailers have blamed the value of the yuan, cold weather and high costs for rising prices of the fruit and flowers. Photo: Sam Tsang Li Wing-keung, owner of Keung Kee Garden in Tai Po, tends to his orchids plants ahead of Lunar New Year. Retailers have blamed the value of the yuan, cold weather and high costs for rising prices of the fruit and flowers. Photo: Sam Tsang
Li Wing-keung, owner of Keung Kee Garden in Tai Po, tends to his orchids plants ahead of Lunar New Year. Retailers have blamed the value of the yuan, cold weather and high costs for rising prices of the fruit and flowers. Photo: Sam Tsang
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