Spring Trials — Countdown to California By Jasmina Dolce

It’s time to pack your bags and get ready for the annual pilgrimage to sunny California. Can’t wait? No problem, here’s a sneak peek into what you’ll be seeing on display along the coast next month.

The 2017 California Spring Trials will take place in just a couple weeks: April 1-6. Hopefully, if you plan on attending, your itinerary is already set. If not, here is a quick north-to-south listing of all the trial locations. And if you’re still on the fence about attending, maybe these new variety teasers will help you make the decision to go!

You can schedule many of your appointments on AmericanHort’s registration page: http://springtrials.americanhort.org. You can also use GPN’s California Spring Trials Companion (http://bit.ly/CASTcompanion) to help make your final plans, or as a resource while you’re on the road. So be sure to bookmark the link!

Proven Winners
Location: Kirigin Cellars, 11550 Watsonville Rd., Gilroy

Syngenta Flowers Inc.
Location: 2280 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy

Danziger
Location: Headstart Nursery, 4860 Monterey Rd., Gilroy

Pacific Plug & Liner, Bailey Nursery, Cultivaris, HMA Plants, Sunset Western Garden Collection, MPS
Location: 750 Casserly Rd., Watsonville

Benary
Location: 195 Paulsen Rd., Watsonville

Speedling, ABZ Seeds, Hem Genetics, Plant Source International, Thompson & Morgan, Vista Farms, Lambert Soil
Location: 2640 San Juan Hwy., San Juan Bautista

American Takii, HilverdaKooij, HMA Plants, Mycorrhizal Applications, OHP
Location: 301 Natividad Rd., Salinas

Sakata, MasterTag, Summit Plastic Co.
Location: 102 Boronda Rd., Salinas

Beekenkamp, Flamingo Holland, PAC, Plug Connection, Westhoff
Location: Floricultura, 25425 Esperanza Rd., Salinas

Dümmen Orange
Location: Edna Valley Vineyard, 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd., San Luis Obispo

Cohen Propagation Nurseries, Hishtil Nurseries, Jaldety Nursery
Location: Chisan Orchids, 9676 Harvest Rd., Los Alamos

Kientzler, Kiwi Flora, Terra Nova Nurseries, Dramm Corp., McConkey Co., Oasis Grower Solutions, Pelemix Coir
Location: Windmill Nursery, 925 W. Hwy. 246, Buellton

Ameriseed, Anthura, Athena Brazil, Evanthia BV, Florist Holland, Hort Couture, Kapiteyn, Mjtech International, Plant Haven, Prudac, Royal Van Zanten, Schoneveld Breeding, Suntory Flowers, Vivero International, Berger, MPS
Location: 4107 W. Gonzales Rd., Oxnard

Ball Horticultural Co. (Featuring Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Burpee, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Seed, Morel Diffusion, PanAmerican Seed, Selecta One and Star Roses and Plants)
Location: 335 S. Briggs Rd., Santa Paula

Floranova and Green Fuse Botanicals
Location: 15245 W. Telegraph Rd., Santa Paula

Click the PDF below to read about some of the new varieties that will be on display.



Jasmina Dolce

Jasmina Dolce is managing editor of GPN magazine. She can be reached at jdolce@greatamericanpublish.com.



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