Highsun Express is an innovative and progressive family owned wholesale nursery located in South East Queensland, Australia. The Company produces a comprehensive range of quality young starter plants that are distributed throughout the Australian market daily.
Over the years Highsun Express has developed from the humble beginnings of potato farming, to now employing over 84 employees at two large production facilities under the guidance of Managing Director, Brad Skinner. The Company has grown over the years, pioneering the plug industry in Australia in the early 1990’s, to now being one of the leading suppliers of seed and vegetative raised plugs.
Today the company has a professional Management team, automated production facilities and manufacturing systems that create an ideal environment for the production of quality plants. Production is to order with young plants available for shipping year around. Teamwork and modern technology is important to Highsun Express with environmentally controlled greenhouses, consolidation patching machine, rolling benches, bar code tracking technology, and customized production software.
The production process of young plants starts by seeding in temperature controlled seed rooms through controlled germination chambers and green houses and then finished under sunny Queensland daylight to ensure minimal transplant stress.
Highsun Express is a distributor of the innovative propagation system PaperTec, where bio-degradable paper pots are produced, filled with media made to grower specifications and also Jiffy 7c, Jiffy Coco Disc, Terracult Block Peat and Oasis grower products.
To ensure we at Highsun Express are selling young plants that are suitable to Australian growing conditions, trialing of product is an ongoing process. Each year the Company conducts specific product and comparison trials to establish the successful products that can be marketed to the Australian market.
Distributing to wholesale nurseries, landscape projects and cut flower growers all over Australia. With over 3000 varieties of:
- Landscape varieties
- Propagation materials and substrates
Highsun Express plugs is a Nursery Industry Association of Australia (NIAA) accredited nursery.