2016 Top 100 Growers: Plant Marketing (No. 35)

2016 Top 100 Growers: Plant Marketing (No. 35)

Operation Name: Plant Marketing

Owners: Larry Reit

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City/State: Eau Claire, Wisc.

Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,770,279

Shade acreage: 0 acres

Field acreage: 2 acres

Crops:
Ornamental bedding plants: 40 percent
Flowering potted plants: 1 percent
Potted foliage: 45 percent
Container Perennials: 12 percent
Herbs: 1 percent
Vegetables: 1 percent

Customers:
Home improvement chains: 65 percent
Supermarket chains: 25 percent
Mass merchandisers: 5 percent
Independent garden centers: 2 percent
Other growers: 2 percent
Wholesale florists/brokers: 1 percent