Welcome to Quality Green!

We are Quality Green Specialists, Inc.
1639 N. Spring Garden Ave. (S.R. 15A), DeLand, FL 32720
Hours: 8-5 Monday through Saturday.
Phone: 386-734-8000

Dana Venrick, Co-owner: danavenrick@yahoo.com  Phone: 386-837-3878
Allen Day, Co-owner: daylite2@yahoo.com                 Phone: 386-747-0567

Winner: The Daytona Beach News Journal’s Best of the West Reader’s Poll for Best Fruit Tree Supplier, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

We have the best organic-based plant nutritional products and the most comprehensive soil & plant tissue testing service to make your farm more profitable and your garden more productive.

Our Fruit Tree & Fruiting Plant Nursery, located at our Garden Center, 1639 N. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand, has over 70 varieties of high quality plants & trees for your browsing pleasure. Selections include fruit trees such as several varieties of fruiting olives & 20 varieties of Citrus, fruiting plants such as blueberries, guavas and papayas, vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers and okra, natives such as Firebush, Anise, Beauty Berry and Simpson Stopper,  ornamentals such as ‘Jack Frost’ Ligustrum & Live Oak, and flowering trees such as red, white, pink and lavender Crape Myrtle.

In an important breakthrough, our Citrus Nutritional and Greening Treatment programs are achieving remarkable documented results. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) recently tested one of the Citrus groves in central Florida following our nutritional program. The following letter from from Greg Hodges, Assistant Director of FDACS reports the positive results from the testing [letter dated March 7, 2017].

” Dana,

I got your voicemail message from yesterday………………. Our lab did indicate that the leaf samples from the Kelly Citrus LLC grove did still have Ct values that indicate the presence of citrus greening (HLB or Huanglongbing). Our head of our plant pathology section (Dr. Sun) also indicated that in general the average Ct value of an HLB infected citrus tree in Florida usually runs between 25 and 27. The average Ct value that we saw from Kelly Citrus was 30.33, which would indicate lower titers of the HLB pathogen. Our sample size is low, so we cannot definitively determine why the titers are lower.  Working with some of the scientists at University of Florida SWREC on a larger more robust trial and sampling regime could paint a more a thorough picture.  If you can gather data indicating increase in box count and having some rows (or some trees) that do not receive treatments for comparison will also be a good thing to illustrate.

I have attached the sample results from our lab in the form of the attached spreadsheet. Please let me know if you need additional information,

Greg

Greg Hodges, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

Division of Plant Industry

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services ”

Grow Natural with Quality Green!

About us

Quality Green recommends natural, organic products and practices that work better in every way than chemical, high salt index programs, including long-term sustainability and greater economic returns. We focus on the utilization of naturally mined minerals and plant-based organics for mineral deficient or stressed soils (generally with both excesses & deficiencies of minerals and low in mineralizing & other beneficial microbial life). Our research-based natural fertilizers, customized to your situation with our comprehensive soil & plant tissue testing, improve the health of your soil and ensures the production of high quality plants and livestock. We have years of education and training to give you precise and accurate recommendations. Owners Dana Venrick and Allen Day are experts in the field of Agriculture and Horticulture. Dana received his M.S. from the University of Florida in Botany (Plant Physiology), Fruit Crops, and Chemistry. He has owned and operated a large Citrus grove and an ornamental & fruit tree nursery. He had six years of experience with FDACS and served for 10 years as a UF/IFAS Commercial Horticulture Agent as well. Allen has grown high quality vegetables for many years. Best of all, we have a passion to help you with your horticultural or agricultural needs. Quality Green’s beautiful fruit tree nursery is a showcase of our philosophy, our practices, and our nature-based products. Come see us at work. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and explain how we can make your operation more productive and profitable.

What we can do for you

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Call or visit Quality Green Specialists today for more information about our soil testing, plant tissue analysis, water testing, our Organic Fertilizer Store (with the best organic and natural fertilizers, Azomite® volcanic mineralizer, potting/planting soil, compost, and much more) and our Fruit Tree Nursery with over 50 varieties of fruit trees and fruiting plants.