Everde Growers announces the company’s acquisition of La Verne Nursery.
La Verne Nursery was founded in 1972 and is a grower of stone fruit, citrus, and tropical fruit in containers ranging from 1 container to 24″ 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.
The La Verne nursery location will be integrated with Everde Growers’ 14 other farm locations, and the size and variety of the plant mix will remain the same. “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,” said David Kirby, Executive Vice President of Everde Growers.
Richard Wilson, CEO of LaVerne Nursery, states, “When we met with Everde Growers about the sale of La Verne Nursery, we knew it was the right fit. The La Verne team views this as an excellent opportunity to expand our capabilities and strengthen customer relationships. We look forward to a bright future with Everde Growers.”
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