We specialize in blueberry proprogation, mainly with southern highbush varieties including machine harvestable and evergreen cultivars.
High quality blueberries...
Our humble roots go back to 1995, when two blueberry farms in north central Florida combined to become Island Grove Ag Products ( IGAP ). We began with a clear focus: to produce high quality blueberries and blueberry plants. Through our working relationship with the University of Florida Breeding Program we were able to utilize on-site research to increase production and knowledge of experimental and newly released blueberry varieties. This relationship continues to this day, with additional trial sites at our southern Florida location.
In addition to our work with UF's breeding program, we also have working relationships with other premier breeding programs including UGA, NC State and the USDA. This allows us to provide the best selections for a wide range of climate zones.
Our Island Grove location near Hawthorne, Florida has approximately 200 acres of certified organic berry production. With the release of new "low chill" varieties, IGAP expanded south planting plantations in the Arcadia, Florida area with another 200 acres of berry production, bringing our total berry production to about 400 acres.
Due to the increasing demand for blueberry plants in Florida and throughout the southern United States, our nursery continued to grow and in 2004 a major expansion was completed. This allowed us to increase our production to the current level of several million plants annually, enabling us to meet the demand both throughout the United States and globally.
We supply high quality plants and provide service to our fellow farmers from the east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between. Each day we strive to treat each customer as we would want to be treated, as a friend and fellow farmer working to produce high quality blueberries for a berry hungry world. We are dedicated to growing the best plants available and providing exceptional customer service.
Thank you for your business and we look forward to working with you,
The Island Grove Team