How we're different

Cal Glads was born thru the vision and collaboration of Jeff Frey, John Porter and Neil Canine to grow high quality gladiolus for the US market. Neil brings over 70 years of experience in glad production, research and development.

Jeff Frey has over 40 years of experience growing a variety of crops but predominately wine grapes and in particular the finicky Pinot Noir grape. Growing up Jeff and his Mom used to grow flowers for competition. For the past 18 years Jeff has been the owner/operator of Frey Farming, a vineyard management company for high end wineries and vineyard owners who sell to high end clients.

John Porter is a sixth generation Santa Maria row crop grower/rancher well aquainted to the demands of daily harvesting and planting. John has made many innovations in the use of equipment to better marry form and function.

We are growing for those clients who demand No 1, premium extra fancy, glads at 48 inches tall with an excess of 16 blooms and No 2 premium glads at 44 inches tall. Before shipping our glads to you the glads are fed opening solution to ensure better opening and longer life.