2016 Greenhouse Grower Top 100 Growers: The Complete List

Congratulations to all of Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Top 100 growers! Our annual Top 100 List ranks the largest U.S. growers by total square feet of environmentally controlled greenhouse space. This year we have also listed shade and field acreage to give additional perspective on how large these operations are beyond the greenhouse. In total, the 2016 list represents 233,736,168 environmentally controlled square feet of U.S. production, up almost 5 million square feet from the previous year.

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Click on the names of any company below for more information about them.

Note: * = estimate, t = tie


2016 Rank2015 RankName Of OperationState2016 Total (Environmentally Controlled Square Feet)U.S. Acreage (Shade Houses)U.S. Acreage (Field Production)
11Color Spot NurseriesCA19,000,0002042,703
22Costa FarmsFL15,071,7607471,484
33Altman PlantsCA14,023,08560400
44Kurt Weiss GreenhousesNY9,238,2323089
55Rocket FarmsCA8,305,120
66Bell Nursery USAMD7,400,000
77Metrolina GreenhousesNC7,100,00018184
88Color PointKY4,800,005
9NRSeville FarmsTX4,800,000522
109Green Circle GrowersOH4,700,00010
1110The Sun Valley GroupCA4,000,000
1214Ivy AcresNY3,950,25018
1311Delray Plants Co.FL3,868,11611920
1513Milgro NurseryUT3,500,000
1615Olson's Greenhouse GardensUT3,192,57145
17t17Floral Plant GrowersWI2,826,3606
17t18tMatsui NurseryCA2,800,000
17t18tWoodburn Nursery and AzaleasOR2,800,000*2
2026tBela Flor NurseriesMO2,744,28050200
2120Aris HorticultureOH2,631,46065
2226tWenke/Sunbelt GreenhousesMI2,613,60018
2321Dallas Johnson GreenhousesIA2,600,000
24t22tBay City FlowersCA2,500,000
24t22tSmith GardensWA2,500,00016
2624tHeadstart NurseryCA2,400,00010
2724tTagawa Greenhouse EnterprisesCO2,300,000
2828Northwest HorticultureWA2,178,000*
2929N.G. Heimos Greenhouses Inc.IL2,068,000*127
3030Bergen's GreenhouseMN2,032,140
3134Battlefield FarmsVA1,960,200522
3231Colorama Wholesale NurseryCA1,890,000*9150
3332Dan Schantz FarmPA1,814,38110
3433Riverview Flower FarmFL1,785,9603215
3535Plant MarketingWI1,770,2792
3643Grower Direct FarmsCT1,766,0008
3736Garden State GrowersNJ1,742,400125
3837Valley FlowersCA1,740,000*
3945DeLeon's BromeliadsFL1,723,9391
4038Hines Growers, Inc.CA1,700,000*
4139Dewar NurseriesFL1,691,62541203
4240Young's Plant FarmAL1,645,00034
4341Ocean Breeze InternationalCA1,614,000*
4442Westland Floral CompanyCA1,600,000*
4549Dan and Jerry's GreenhouseMN1,570,000
4644Post GardensMI1,527,0008
4746tKawahara NurseriesCA1,500,00015
4848Van Wingerden InternationalNC1,450,54812
4967Sawyer NurseryMI1,438,154886
5050Bailey NurseriesMN1,437,4902,300
51t51tRockwell FarmsNC1,420,00014
51t51tHenry Mast Greenhouses/Masterpiece Flower Co.MI1,420,0009
5353Willoway NurseriesOH1,418,340850
54t54tKitayama BrothersCA1,400,0005
54t54tPanzer NurseryOR1,400,0002
5656Four Star GreenhousesMI1,378,801
5757Heartland GrowersIN1,350,840
58t84tAmerican ColorVA1,306,80012
58t69Johannes FlowersCA1,306,800
6059Nash GreenhousesMI1,300,000
61NRMasson Farms of New MexicoNM1,219,680
6260Lucas GreenhousesNJ1,207,50835
63t61tArmstrong GrowersCA1,200,00015125
63t61tRichardon Brothers GreenhousesIL1,200,000
63t61tYoung's Nursery and GreenhousesTN1,200,000*
6665tCorso's PerennialsOH1,150,00020
6768Alex R. MassonKS1,045,440*
6864Bob's Market and GreenhousesWV1,045,0004
6970Maria Gardens GreenhousesOH1,001,820*
70t75Harts NurseryOR1,000,00021
70t71tVan de Wetering GreenhousesNY1,000,0006
70t71tWelby Gardens Co./Hardy Boy Plants-HardystartsCO1,000,0003
7394Myriad Flowers InternationalCA936,54075
74NRPineae Greenhouses, Inc.UT936,00039
7577Dramm and Echter Inc.CA920,00010
7676South Central GrowersTN902,0008
7778Petitti/Casa Verde GrowersOH895,0005
78NRCountryside Greenhouse and Farm MarketMI875,00021
79NRRed Oak GreenhousesIA871,200
8079White's Nursery and GreenhousesVA860,0005
8180Twixwood NurseryMI851,000*
82t71tKent's Bromeliad NurseryCA850,0006
8483Botany Lane GreenhousesCO827,640*14
85NRBaucom's NurseryNC800,00025138
8684tPlainview GrowersNJ780,00021
8786Olive Hill GreenhousesCA760,000
8887California PajarosaCA750,00024
89t88tEsbenshades GreenhousePA740,000
89t88tPlants UnlimitedMI740,000
91t90tGroLink Plant CompanyCA700,00064
91t90tKnox NurseryFL700,000
9392Parks Brothers FarmAR675,00010
9493Sedan FloralKS672,604
95NRGreen Valley GreenhouseCA672,327
96tNRGreen Valley FloralCA650,000
96t95tLoop's Nursery and GreenhousesFL650,0003
98NRMcLellan Botanicals Taisuco America Corp.CA646,29472
9965tHillister (part of Seville Farms)TX638,7721511
10097Cuthbert GreenhousesOH631,8073
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7 comments on “2016 Greenhouse Grower Top 100 Growers: The Complete List

  1. Can we get a separation of produce farms vs flower and plant farms. I want to know how many acres of greenhouses are devoted to certified organic fruits and vegetables.

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