When Current CalFlowers Members Were Founded

There's a common belief that because there are fewer California flower farmers in current times than 25 to 30 years ago that the state's floral industry must be on hard times.  To be sure, the nature of the U.S. cut flower industry for domestic producers is vastly different than it was before imports dominated market share (1993).  Many domestic growers went out of business, especially in California, over the past 30 to 40 years; however, many saw  cut flower farming as attractive.  For example, 50% of the California CalFlowers members that are flower growers started their operations in the Current Era - since 1994, which is one year after imports represented slightly more than 50% of the U.S. flower market.  They saw something worthwhile!

Below is a list of current CalFlowers members and the year they were founded.  Flower growers are indicated by boldface font.

 

The Early Era (1870s to 1941)

1906

  • Mt. Eden Floral Company

1911

  • Bay City Flower Company
  • CallaCo

1912

  • Santa Rose Wholesale Florist, Inc.

1919

  • Twins Flower Growers & Shippers

1925

  • Mellano & Company

1933

  • Ah Sam Greenhouses

1935

  • Fisher Farms - J.

1938

  • L.A. Hearn Company

 

 

The Middle Era (1942 - 1993)

 1943

  • Gubler Orchids
  • McLellan Botanicals / Taisuco America

1948

  • Kitayama Bros Inc.
  • The Sun Valley Group

1951

  • Boulevard Florist Wholesale

1956

  • Continental Floral Greens

1957

  • Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

1964

  • Glad-A-Way Gardens Inc.
  • Mayesh Wholesale Florist Inc. - LA

1966

  • Westland Nursery, Inc.

1969

  • Johannes Flowers Inc.
  • Skyline Flower Growers & Shippers

1970

  • Aromas Nursery Inc.

1971

  • Delaware Valley Floral Group Inc. (DVFloral)

1972

  • California Flower Shippers Inc.
  • Dramm & Echter Inc.

1973

  • Cal-Orchid Inc.
  • Green Valley Floral
  • Kendal Floral Supply LLC

 1976

  • Sequoia Floral Int'l
  • Sequoia Orchids and Redwoods

1977

  • Aspen Enterprises
  • Ocean Breeze International
  • Sakata Seed America Inc.
  • Zuma Canyon Orchids Inc.

1978

  • Maximum Nursery Inc.
  • Mountain Crest Gardens
  • Rudvalis Orchids
  • Valley Flowers Inc.

1979

  • Greenheart Farms Inc.
  • Headstart Nursery Inc.
  • RELLES FLORIST

1980

  • Brookside Orchids
  • Ever-Bloom Inc.

1981

  • Bay Floral Company
  • Golden Gate Orchids
  • Island Florals Inc.
  • The Orchid Zone

1982

  • Ameri-Cal Floral
  • American Takii Inc.
  • Regional Farms Inc.
  • San Diego Wholesale Florist

1983

  • Schickenberg Nursery

1984

  • California Pajarosa Floral
  • Coastal Nursery LLC; Monterey Bay Heather
  • Eufloria Flowers
  • Flamingo Holland Inc.
  • Takao Nursery

1985

  • Florasource Ltd.
  • Garcia Greens

 1986

  • B & H Flowers Inc.
  • Flora Fresh Inc.
  • Mayeda Cut Flower Co.
  • South Pacific Orchid Inc.
  • The Natural Gardening Company

1987

  • Golden State Floral
  • Holland Flower Market, Inc.
  • Kendall Farms
  • McConnell Wholesale Flower Shippers
  • Topstar Floral Inc.

 1988

  • Aalaaf Flowers
  • Campus Flowers
  • Norman's Orchids

1989

  • Creekside Farms
  • Dos Gringos, A Flower Company
  • Rainbow Protea
  • S.F. Brannan St. Wholesale Florist Inc.

1990

  • Hawaiian Resources

1991

  • American Flower Brokers
  • Cynthia's Flower Connection
  • Prime Source Floral Distributors Inc.
  • Pyramid Flowers Inc.

 1992

  • California Pro-T-Kae Now
  • Jory's Flowers
  • San Marcos Wholesale Flowers Inc.

1993

  • Brassica Nursery Inc.
  • Cal Seedling Co.
  • Grolink
  • United Evergreen Floral Greens Inc.

 

The Current Era (1994 - Present)

1994

  • California Luxe Farm Enterprises
  • CamFlor Inc.
  • CB Ranch Enterprises
  • Florabundance Inc.
  • Floriway
  • Joseph & Sons Inc.

1995

  • A & M Flower Growers Inc.
  • Hortus Group
  • Ontario Orchids

1996

  • Andy's Orchids Inc.
  • Fresh Pack
  • Holland America Flowers LLC
  • Kim's Flower Network Inc.
  • Ocean View Flowers

1997

  • Onings Holland Inc.

1998

  • Coastal Floral Of Oxnard Inc.
  • Growers Transplanting Inc.; Rocket Farms
  • Myriad Flowers International Inc.
  • Rose Story Farm

1999

  • Coastline Flowers
  • Dash Dream Plant Inc.
  • Francis Biddle International
  • Milgro Nursery Pacific Plug & Liner
  • Sunshine Floral, LLC

 2000

  • Best Flowers
  • First Step Greenhouses Inc.
  • Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers LLC

2001

  • CalMex Wholesale Growers & Shippers Inc.
  • Cruz Flower Wholesale, Inc.
  • Hilltop Flowers Inc.
  • Pacific Callas
  • Pacific Coast Evergreen
  • Square Root Designs, Inc.

2002

  • The Flower Parrot Company

2003

  • Florawest Inc.
  • Passion Growers West LLC
  • S.K 703 Topiary Incorporated

2004

  • Paseo Flowers Inc.

2005

  • Carlos Floral
  • Lake Flower Shippers
  • United Wholesale Flowers
  • Wild Thyme Floral Products

2006

  • Farmer's West Flowers & Bouquets Inc.
  • Fleurizon LLC
  • Floricultura Pacific

 

2007

  • Neve Bros. Inc.
  • Newport Wholesale Floral

2008

  • Floralogic Inc.
  • Orchids de Oro, A California Corporation

2009

  • Central California Flower Growers Inc.
  • Fiorebella Inc.
  • Green Fuse Botanicals Inc.
  • Tutuli Flower Farms

2010

  • I Hsin Orchids, Inc.
  • O & J Growers
  • Westerlay Orchids LP

2011

  • Allen's Flowers
  • Creekside Floral Inc.
  • Flower Garden Wholesale
  • Grace Nursery, Inc.
  • Graduation Day Flowers
  • Torchio Nursery Company Inc.
  • Willow Floral Design

2012

  • Farmgirl Flowers Inc.
  • KT Orchids and Tropicals Wholesale
  • Underwood Ranches
  • WAFEX USA, LLC

2013

  • Gallup & Stribling Orchids LLC
  • Garden Valley Ranch
  • Peter Alexanders, Inc.
  • Sunset Valley Orchids

2014

  • Earthbound Farm
  • High Camp Supply
  • Succulent Gardens, LLC

2015

  • ELLA ROSE FARM®
  • Grace Rose Farm
  • Greenwell Floral, Inc.
  • Priority 1 Floral International, Inc.
  • Rainbow Flower Farm LLC
  • RAMIREZ WHOLESALE FLOWERS, INC.
  • Roseshire Corporation
  • West Flowers Inc.

2016

  • GGD Trading USA
  • Green Valley Flowers Wholesale
  • IHSIN Plants, Inc.
  • Orange County Wholesale Flowers
  • Rincon Trading Company, Inc.
  • Via Florelle

2017

  • BANDY RANCH FLORAL
  • Inflorascent