As we enter in to the holiday season, many growers, retailers and universities will be opening their door to show off their 2010 poinsettia crops in a trials format for industry professionals or as an open house for general public. GPN has compiled a list of these events to make it easier for industry professionals to keep track of the the different trials and open houses.
As we enter in to the holiday season, many growers, retailers and universities will be opening their door to show off their 2010 poinsettia crops in a trials format for industry professionals or as an open house for general public.
If you are sponsoring a poinsettia event this season and would like to be included on this list, please e-mail your details to GPN’s editorial Director Tim Hodson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The February and March issues of GPN will also feature coverage on the latest poinsettia variety trials and consumer picks from the 2010 National Poinsettia Trials.
And don’t forget to check out GPN’s Poinsettia Zone  to read past articles on growing poinsettias.
2010 Poinsettia Trials and Open Houses
Nov. 13 — Poinsettia Open House, Van Wingerden International, Mills River, N.C. Call 828.891.4116 for more information.
Nov. 18-19 — N.G. Heimos Greenhouses and Millstadt Young Plants Poinsettia Trials and Open House, Millstadt, Ill. For more information contact Susie Hines at email@example.com  or call 618.476.7200 ext. 106.
Nov. 28-Dec. 19 — Poinsettia Trials at Mary’s Greenhouse, Elkins W.V., More information is available by calling 304.636.2199 or go to www.marysgreenhouse.com .
Nov. 29-Dec. 3 — 2011 Ecke Poinsettia Trial Open House, Paul Ecke Ranch, Encinitas, CA. For more information contact CherylAnn Crysler at firstname.lastname@example.org  or call 760.944.4032
Nov. 30-Dec. 11 — Mitchell's Nursery & Greenhouse, King, N.C., Go to for additional details. 
Dec. 1 – Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. Go to  www.ksre.ksu.edu/poinsettias for more information.
NEW! Dec. 1 — Potted Crop Open House, Clearwater Nursery,Nipomo, CA. For more information contact <a data-cke-saved-href="mailto:" href="mailto:" email@example.com"="">firstname.lastname@example.org. Dec. 1-3 — Rutgers University Poinsettia Open House, New Brunswick, N.J. Click here  for more information or contact Nickie Graf at 732.932.9301.
Dec. 2-4 – 2010 Poinsettia Open House sponsored by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, N.H. for additional details. 
Dec. 3 — 12th Annual Poinsettia Trial Open House, Vineland Research Innovation Centre, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada. Contact Wayne Brown at email@example.com  or call 905.562.4141 for more information.
Dec. 5 — Poinsettia Grower and Consumer Day in the Ruby C. McSwain Center at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, N.C. Please call 919.515.3132 for more information.
Dec. 7 — University of Florida, Poinsettia Field Day, Gainesville, Fla., Contact the Environmental Horticulture Department at 352.392.1831 or visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu .
Dec. 15 – Poinsettia Open House at Cornell University, Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center (LIHREC), Riverhead, N.Y. Call 631.727.7850 ext. 214 or visit http://ccesuffolk.org/poinsettia-open-house  for more information.