May 3, 2011
City: York, S.C.
Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,150,000
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
|Ornamental bedding plants - 5%|
|Flowering potted plants - 15%|
|Container perennials - 29%|
|Plugs and propagation material - 50%|
|Vegetables - 1%|
Percentage of sales by customer.
|Home improvement chains - 78|
|Independent garden centers - 1|
|Mass merchandisers - 4|
|Other growers - 17|
What’s the best way to describe your greenhouse operation and its role in contract growing?
We produce plant material for other growers through contracts AND contract other growers to produce material for us.
What are a few of the benefits your operation reaps from its contract-growing relationships?
Spread risk, additional business relationships, climate advantages, space advantages.