California Spring Trials 2018 started off with a sunny day, great plants, and fantastic people for the Greenhouse Grower team of Editor Laura Drotleff, Managing Editor Janeen Wright, Contributing Editor Allan Armitage, and the Allan Armitage 2018 Scholarship winner Andrew Scheldorf.
Breeders at Green Fuse Botanicals, Floranova, Vegetalis, and Ball Horticulture focused on breeding varieties with vibrant color and unique patterns that are easy for growers to produce and ship, as well as small-space friendly vegetables for patio and container growing. They added several new colors to round out series and threw in a few surprises to keep things interesting.
Check out 26 of the new plant varieties that stood out to the team, and be sure to follow them on Twitter (@Laura_GG_Editor; @Janeen_GG) for the latest updates from the spring trials trail. Plus, don’t forget to come back later for more in-depth coverage of the trials online and in the June print issue.