DEEP ROOTS OF KNOWLEDGE BORN OVER THREE GENERATIONS OF WORKING THE LAND AND SHAPING AN INDUSTRY.
Scientific approach, dedicated to best practices throughout our organization and exacting standards that exceed the industry standards is only surpassed by caring for our land and those of our partner farms.
Mellano & Company has come a long way since its humble beginnings when Giovanni Mellano first immigrated here in 1925. Today Mellano & Company farms more than 375 acres in San Luis Rey and Carlsbad. Year-round we produce more than seven million bunches of flowers and foliage from these locations in the perfect, temperate climate of coastal Southern California. From these fields, Mellano & Company has produced signature crops such as ranunculus and myrtle for 30 years and continues to excel with these established crops along with new ones such as decorative peppers. We take pride in the exceptional quality of flowers and foliage that we grow on our land.
Produced under the care of two PhDs and a Master-level Horticulturalist, our crops are grown under the most advanced scientific and environmentally responsible conditions. We adhere to strict post-harvest guidelines, ensuring you receive the utmost in freshness and quality. Fresh from the harvest – our flowers and foliage are packed, pre-cooled and prepared for shipment daily. We use more than 20,000 square feet of on-site computer monitored refrigeration with pre-cooling capacity of over 350 boxes per hour.
BROWSE OUR FLOWERS, GREENS, FILLERS & PROTEA
Mellano & Company is proud to be a grower and distributor of American grown flowers. In addition to farming our 375 acres of flowers, greens, and fillers we also work with hand selected farms around the country to offer our customers the best choice of American grown flowers for their needs.