2014 Top 100 Grower List

The 2014 Top 100 Growers list represents the largest greenhouse operations in the United States.


2014 Rank2013 RankName of OperationState2014 Total Square Footage2013 Total Square Footage
11Color Spot NurseriesCA19,750,00016,400,000
24Altman PlantsCA10,473,2987,339,542
35Costa FarmsFL9,507,300 (4%)6,207,000
42Kurt Weiss GreenhousesNY9,238,2329,774,020
53Rocket FarmsCA8,305,1208,305,120
67Metrolina GreenhousesNC6,900,0005,900,000
76Bell Nursery USAMD6,100,0006,100,000
810Green Circle GrowersOH4,791,6004,704,480
911Aris HorticultureOH4,352,080 (39%)4,352,080
1012The Sun Valley GroupCA4,000,000*4,000,000*
1113Delray Plants Co.FL3,868,1163,868,116
13t14tMid-American GrowersIL3,500,0003,500,000
13t14tMilgro NurseryUT3,500,0003,500,000
1519Ivy AcresNY3,383,9703,253,290
16t20Kerry's Nursery Inc.FL3,000,0003,100,000
16t21Woodburn Nursery and AzaleasOR3,000,0002,850,000
1822Floral Plant GrowersWI2,826,3602,826,360
1917Matsui NurseryCA2,800,0003,438,000
2023Dallas Johnson GreenhousesIA2,600,0002,700,000
2143Olson’s Greenhouse GardensUT2,564,9011,515,141
22t24Bay City FlowersCA2,500,000*2,500,000
22t25Smith GardensWA2,500,0002,350,000
2429Wenke GreenhousesMI2,265,1201,829,520
2528Northwest HorticultureWA2,178,0002,090,880
2627Tagawa Greenhouse EnterprisesCO2,119,904*2,119,904
2726N.G. Heimos Greenhouses Inc.IL2,062,0002,127,200
28NRBela Flor NurseriesMO1,873,080
2934Plant MarketingWI1,841,0001,778,000
3039Bergen's GreenhousesMN1,829,5201,611,720
3130Dan Schantz FarmPA1,814,3811,814,381
3232Colorama Wholesale NurseryCA1,791,5001,791,500
3333Battlefield FarmsVA1,785,9601,785,960
3435Valley FlowersCA1,740,000*1,740,000
3545DeLeon’s BromeliadsFL1,723,939 (13%)1,500,939
3636Hines Growers, Inc.CA1,700,000*1,700,000
3737Young's Plant FarmAL1,645,0001,645,000
3838Ocean Breeze InternationalCA1,614,000*1,614,000
3942Dewar NurseriesFL1,604,5051,517,385
4055Westland Floral CompanyCA1,600,0001,313,280
4140Post GardensMI1,527,0001,527,000
4241Clearwater NurseryCA1,525,0001,525,000
43tNRHeadstart NurseryCA1,500,000
43t46Kawahara NurseriesCA1,500,000*1,500,000*
4544Garden State GrowersNJ1,481,0401,502,820
4647Dan and Jerry’s GreenhouseMN1,445,0001,445,000
4758Rockwell FarmsNC1,440,0001,260,000
4856tBailey NurseriesMN1,437,4801,306,800
4948Willoway NurseriesOH1,418,3401,418,340
50t49tKitayama BrothersCA1,400,0001,400,000
50t49tPanzer NurseryOR1,400,0001,400,000
50t49tVan Wingerden InternationalNC1,400,0001,400,000
5356tFour Star GreenhousesMI1,378,8001,306,800
5453Heartland GrowersIN1,350,8401,320,000
5552Nash GreenhousesMI1,345,0001,345,000
5654Aldershot of New MexicoNM1,317,000*1,317,000*
5775tWelby Gardens Co./Hardy Boy Plants-HardystartsCO1,130,680 (13%)1,000,000
5879Grower Direct FarmsCT1,272,000980,000
59t59tRichardson Brothers GreenhousesIL1,200,0001,200,000
59t59tYoung's Nursery and GreenhousesTN1,200,0001,200,000
59t73Van de Wetering GreenhousesNY1,200,0001,040,000
6261tPacifica FlowersCA1,176,1201,176,120
6369Armstrong GrowersCA1,156,0001,048,000
6463Dramm and EchterCA1,125,0001,125,000
65t65tHenry Mast Greenhouses/Masterpiece Flower Co.MI1,100,0001,100,000
65t65tHillister FarmsTX1,100,0001,100,000
65t67Lucas GreenhousesNJ1,100,0001,095,576
6896Corso’s PerennialsOH1,081,096732,000
6968Sawyer NurseryMI1,059,0761,059,076
70t70Alex R. MassonKS1,045,440*1,045,440*
70t64Riverview Flower FarmFL1,045,4401,113,520
7272Johannes FlowersCA1,043,360*1,043,360
7374Maria Gardens GreenhousesOH1,001,820*1,001,820
74t75tColor PointKY1,000,000*1,000,000
74t75tKent's Bromeliad NurseryCA1,000,000*1,000,000*
74tNRThe Perennial FarmMD1,000,000
7780Farmers' West Flowers and BouquetsCA958,320*958,320
7881Harts NurseryOR940,000940,000
7975tBob’s Market and GreenhousesWV900,0001,000,000
8083Petitti Garden Center (Casa Verde)OH895,000895,000
8184White’s Nursery and GreenhousesVA860,000*860,000
8285Twixwood NurseryMI851,000851,000
83t86tB And H FlowersCA850,000850,000
83t86tBlue Ridge GrowersVA850,000*850,000
8689South Central GrowersTN802,000801,500
8790American ColorVA784,700784,700
8891Olive Hill GreenhousesCA760,000760,000
89t92tCalifornia PajarosaCA750,000750,000
89t92tPlainview GrowersNJ750,000750,000
9195Esbenshades GreenhousePA740,000740,000
9261tPlants UnlimitedMI730,0001,176,120
9397tKnox NurseryFL700,000700,000
9499Parks Brothers FarmAR675,000675,000
95100Sedan FloralKS672,604672,604
9694Myriad Flowers InternationalCA653,400740,520
97NRLoop's Nursery And GreenhouseFL650,000
98NRPleasant View GardensNH642,016
9982Cuthbert GreenhouseOH631,817912,680


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