Petitti Garden Center/Casa Verde Growers

City: Columbia Station, Ohio

Website: CVGrowers.com

Environmentally controlled square footage: 895,000

Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:

Ornamental bedding plants54%
Flowering potted plants2%
Container perennials35%
Herbs2%
Plugs and propagation material2%
Vegetables5%

What’s the best way to describe your greenhouse operation and its role in contract growing?

We sell 100 percent of our material direct so none of the above.

Have you ever been involved in a contract growing relationship?

Yes

Why are you no longer involved in a contract-growing relationship?

Contract added more space so didn’t need more product

Percentage of sales by customer:

Independent garden centers6%
Wholesale florists/brokers6%
Your own retail shop88%

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