About APGA

Alaska Peony Growers Association is a membership organization comprised of commercial peony growers as well as those interested in the emerging peony industry in Alaska. Our growers are located across the state from the interior region of Fairbanks and North Pole through central Alaska’s Matanuska Valley all the way to the southern shores of the Kenai Peninsula on Kachemak Bay. The Association serves to help members promote their farms in the world marketplace and to highlight the unique growing conditions found here. Alaska’s long cool growing seasons and soil help us produce large buds and vibrant colors so desired in the marketplace. The peonies grown here generally bloom when there are no other peonies available to the market. Our bloom period of late June through August and into September makes it possible to supply these highly desirable flowers to markets when there is little direct competition, providing potential for an expanding agricultural export industry in the state. Alaska’s position as a hub for cargo transport allows our fresh flowers to be air freighted to U.S., European and Asian markets, bringing our fresh cuts to customers around the world.

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The Alaska Peony Growers Association harnesses the tremendous potential of the private enterprise system and enables its members to accomplish collectively what we can not do as individuals.

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The 2017 Alaska Peonies Calendar

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APGA’s goal is to promote and support all aspects of the peony industry in Alaska. We seek to unite and encourage our members through the cooperative exchange of ideas, information and technical assistance creating a thriving sustainable future for the Alaska peony industry. Our current emphasis is on increasing awareness of opportunities in peony farming among potential new Alaska growers and helping prospective flower buyers become familiar with Alaska peonies.

Alaska Peony Growers Association would like to share our enthusiasm and excitement for our growing industry! Please contact us for more information. We invite you to consider becoming a member of APGA and learn more about peonia growing in Alaska!

Farm Tours

2018 Farm Tours

Mat Su Region

 

Mat-Su Farm Tour 2018

To be announced

2018 Farm Tours

Interior Region

2018 Interior Alaska Peony Farm Tour

July 20 and 21, 2018

Summer Tour Plan (pdf)
Farm Tour Application (pdf)

Arctic Alaska Peonies Cooperative is again offering the Peony Farm Tour July 20th and 21st.  Attendees will attend several farms: new and established, small or large, and from various areas of the Tanana Valley.  Expert speakers will be featured on longer sections of the bus tour and at each farm.  Additionally, each farmer will lead a tour of his or her farm. 

The tour will begin and end each day at Hutchison Career Center on Geist Road.  There is adequate parking there for vehicles.  If you are attending from out of the area transportation from a local hotel can be arranged. 

Fees:  One day tour     $40.00

            Both days          $75.00

The tour fees include bus transportation during the tour, lunches each day, the Georgeson Botanical Gardens Wine Tasting and Garden Tour, and the Saturday evening picnic with live entertainment.

Please note any dietary needs.  Every effort will be made to address those needs when planning meals. 

Reservations can be made by emailing;

              edwardyew@mac.com   or marji@arcticalaskapeonies.com

Specify which days you plan to attend and any dietary needs.  Fees will be collected at the tour.  (credit cards will be accepted)