Top 25 Young Plant Growers List

Greenhouse Grower issues a survey each August to young plant growers in August to determine rankings for the Top 25 Young Plant Growers list. We ask each young plant operation about the number of young plants it produced to sell in 2011 and rank the top 25 based on those findings. We also issue the survey to zero in on trends taking shape and the opportunities and challenges young plant growers are facing today.

2011 Rank Young Plant Grower 2010 Rank 2011 Units Produced To Sell Units Vs. 2010 State
 1 Tagawa Greenhouses & Ball Tagawa Growers 1 450 million down CO
 2 Van de Wetering Greenhouses 3 300 million same NY
 3 Green Circle Growers 2 260 million down OH
 4 Speedling 4 200 million down FL
 5 Plug Connection 6t 180-185 million up CA
 6 C. Raker & Sons 5 180 million down MI
7t Knox Nursery 8t 150 million same FL
7t Wagner Greenhouses 8t 150 million* same MN
9 Floral Plant Growers 12t 130-131 million up WI
10 Bob’s Market & Greenhouses 10 126 million same WV
11t ForemostCo Inc. 6t 120 million down FL
11t Kube-Pak 11 120 million same NJ
13 Battlefield Farms 12t 113 million up VA
14 Plainview Growers 12t 100-105 million down NJ
15 Aris Horticulture Inc. 16 80 million* same OH
16 Cal Seedling 17 72 million up CA
17 Van Wingerden Greenhouses 18 55 million down WA
18 EuroAmerican Propagators 19 53 million same CA
19t First Step Greenhouses 20t 50 million same CA
19t Wenke/Sunbelt Greenhouses 20t 50 million same MI
21 Four Star Greenhouses 23 48 million same MI
22 Northwest Horticulture 20t 45 million down WA
23 Mast Young Plants 24 38 million same MI
24 Pleasant View Gardens 25t 35 million same NH
25 Zylstra Greenhouses 25t 33 million down MI
*estimate

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