Everde Growers Buying La Verne Nursery Inc.
Everde Growers recently announced its acquisition of La Verne Nursery, Inc.
The purchase follows several strategic acquisitions in Florida, California and Oregon that culminated in a company-wide rebrand in December 2020.
La Verne Nursery was founded in 1972 and is a premier grower of stone fruit, citrus and tropical fruit in containers ranging from #1 containers to 24-inch boxed trees. Located in Piru, California, the company has 100 acres in production, with 2 acres of greenhouses, 2.5 acres of shade houses, 5 acres of screen houses and 120 year-round employees.
“The acquisition of La Verne Nursery is the next evolution in our commitment to the edible category,” stated Jonathan Saperstein, CEO of Everde Growers. “We look forward to welcoming the La Verne team into our family and utilizing the strengths of both teams to create an even stronger combined company.”
The La Verne nursery location will immediately be integrated with Everde Growers’ 14 other farm locations and the size and variety of the plant mix will remain the same.
David Kirby, executive vice president of Everde Growers, said in the news release that “the expertise of the team in propagation, grafting and overall growing methods on these crops will add tremendous value to Everde Growers, providing us with key insights as we further solidify our best-growing practices companywide.”
Everde Growers is a privately-owned business headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 15 farms totaling more than 6,800 production acres across Texas, Florida, Oregon, and California. The company has a coast-to-coast footprint for its broad mix of high-quality plants that includes over 5,000 unique selections. To learn more about Everde Growers, visit www.everde.com.