Packaging for cut flowers

  • US 6,581,330 B1
  • Filed: 12/14/2000
  • Issued: 06/24/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/07/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. Packaging for cut flowers comprising:

  • (a) a rectangular crate defining an interior volume, the rectangular crate having sloping side walls;

    (b) an upwardly facing channel having a base portion disposed close to the top portion of the sloping walls, the base portion being defined by an inner flange and an outer flange and projecting outwardly of the interior volume, wherein the base of the channel is capable of supporting a foldable rectangular protective tube; and

    (c) a shoulder projecting into the interior volume and extending between the top of the sloping walls of the crate and the channel base or the bottom of the inner flange of the channel, wherein the shoulder is capable of supporting a rectangular presentation collar or an interior for holding individual flowers in place, wherein the shoulder is further comprises ribs capable of reinforcing the inner flange of the channel and wherein the presentation collar has cutouts on its bottom edge to accommodate the ribs.

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