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Bell Curve


Area Fifty-Where? Salary: $22,340 

That land in Area 52 (right next door to Area 51) that you got such a great deal on is certainly big enough for all sorts of cut flower crops, but there's one thing missing...water. Yeah, that's a little important.


Not So Fragrant. Salary: $35,780 

The coast of San Mateo County in California is a much better location, with major highways and wholesale markets nearby. The problem is, all those acres of rare voodoo lilies are rare for a reason. They stink. No, seriously—they're putrid. They rely on flies for pollination, so they smell like, well...like what flies want things to smell like. You couldn't sell enough of them to pay for a bus ticket out of there.


Love That Valley View. Salary: $47,200 

The Willamette Valley was a good move. There's no shortage of water, and access to highways and markets is good. Labor's a bit expensive, but worth it. Your white carnations are always in demand since they're so versatile—they can be dyed for any occasion. Revenue is good enough to cover all overhead, and brings you some considerable profit as well.


Carnation Cash Cow. Salary: $59,450 

The white carnations were great, but were just the beginning. They brought in enough revenue to get started on riskier but more lucrative crops. It all started with expansion of the red and purple carnation crops. Then the Peruvian lilies came in. Now the callas and gladiolus are getting put out into the open fields. It took quite a bit of work to get this far and to be able to afford to expand, but it all should pay off well and rather soon. You surprise your partner with a beautiful bouquet of hundred dollar bills.


Flower Power. Salary: $69,570 

Diego Rivera couldn't have dreamed of such floral abundance. Your vast flower fields and greenhouse ranges are spectacular. The market takes anything that you want to grow. Revenue is great. Crews are happy. Who could have guessed that growing flowers could be so much fun?