Supermarket channels were thought best for lower grade carnations aimed to provide a product suitable for a low-price mass-consumer market. The best or top grade was suggested for retail outlets. No SAF grading was being used at the present. Grading still is a sorting procedure. Dr. Hampton feels that the basic problem in mass production was that of differential pricing for different grades. In selling, differences would be pointed out. Price alone will not move a lower quality product.
Source: • New York State Flower Growers Incorporated, Bulletin #114