Danny Perkins

Danny Perkins

Perkins Direct Step
Business Owner, Grower

Owner of Perkins Direct Step

35 years experience in transplanting and propagating Saw Palmetto 42 years experience in the nursery business

Danny founded Perkins Nursery in 1977 and has experience in plant production, landscape, environmental restoration, and transplanting many varieties of native plants and trees. He works with the Department of Transportation, municipalities, developers, and landscape architects in onsite relocation for landscape and beautification projects. Danny is currently working with large property owners to establish saw palmetto plantations as a new sustainable cash crop for Florida agriculture. He has worked with the nutraceutical industry for more than ten years to sustainably harvest Saw Palmetto fruit.

All About Saw Palmetto, the Super Sustainable Palm

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Serenoa repens, saw palmetto, is one of the most durable shrub palms available for use in the southern coastal plain states. To successfully take advantage of the saw palmetto’s natural beauty and sustainability, landscape architects need to understand the natural varieties of the saw palmetto that are available, their growth rate and establishment needs. This […]

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