Established in 1987, Palm Tree Packaging has been supplying the floral and potted plant industry for over 26 years. We are a third generation family owned business. Our company was formed at a Thanksgiving dinner when a father and son decided to go into business together. Joe Persaud, Sr. (JP) was Vice President of Design Packaging, a plastics manufacturing firm in Chicago. Joe Persaud, Jr. was the Central Division Sales Manager for Kellogg's. JP sold plant sleeves in the Midwest, but he knew there were bigger opportunities in Florida. Joe Jr. always dreamed of starting his own company. Together they made the jump into the floral packaging business.
The Persauds made the move to Florida in September of 1987 and started Palm Tree Packaging out of Peggy and Joe Jr.'s garage. The company grew quickly and moved into a small warehouse within 6 months. Since then, Palm Tree Packaging has expanded continuously. In 1992 Palm Tree Packaging was # 167 on Inc. 500 magazine's list of "fastest growing companies". Palm Tree Packaging eventually grew into one of the leading floral and potted plant packaging companies in North America. Joe Persaud III officially joined the company in 2003. He was promoted to President in 2010, bringing us into our third generation of Persaud presidents.
Palm Tree has a history of innovation. We were the first company to market "budvase sleeves" (bottom sealed bouquet bags), "Breather" brand sleeves (breathable fiber sleeves, Shotgun and Bazooka sleeves (a unique ventilation hole system that is still the best on the market today), and Bloom Bags (sleeves with handles). In 2009 we were honored with the "Favorite New Product Award" at the TPIE show in Ft. Lauderdale for our Orchid Bloom Bag.
Palm Tree Packaging Today
Through a combination of our factory in Apopka, FL (the indoor foliage captial of the world) and importing from around the world, we strive to bring you the best packaging in the business. We appreciate every customer we have from the largest greenhouses and supermarket chains to the small farmers market stand. No customer is too big or too small. We work closely with each client to provide exactly what they want at a competitive price. Bring us your ideas for promoting your products and we will make it happen.
We can ship the same day you order on stock items (most deliveries in Florida will be next day). You will always be able to talk to someone who can handle your questions when you call. Pricing on custom items will be given generally within 24-48 hours. If you have an odd pot that you need a sleeve for, just send it to us and we'll figure out the best size for you. We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable, very easy to work with, and delivering high quality products.
Come see us at our factory in Apopka or visit our booths at the following trade shows:
OFA Short Course, Columbus, OH - July 13-16, 2013
Independent Garden Center Show, Chicago, IL - August 20-22, 2013
TPIE, Fort Lauderdale, FL - January 18-20, 2012 - January 22-24, 2014