If you’re a plant person, there’s no better place to be in April than California Spring Trials (CAST). Promising new plant introductions hold unlimited potential, and with any luck, you’re going to find some winners among the mix for your business.
Greenhouse Grower editors Laura Drotleff and Janeen Wright, accompanied by Allan Armitage and Andrew Scheldorf, winner of the Dr. Allan Armitage Scholarship for the Ornamental Spring Trials, will be front and center at CAST 2018, updating you on the latest plants, trends, and marketing ideas seen at the trials. Watch for daily news during the week in special Benchrunner editions with insider views on promising plants, slideshows of new introductions, and Allan Armitage’s top plant picks.
But until then, we’ll give you a peek at some of the 2018 introductions breeders shared with us that will hit the retail market in 2019. During the weeks leading up to CAST, watch for preview slideshows covering all the stops along the CAST route.
This slideshow covers some of the stops in the Northern Region:
Spring Meadow Nursery (Proven Winners/Gilroy, CA)
Syngenta Flowers (Gilroy, CA)
Danziger (Headstart Nursery/Gilroy, CA)
Cohen Nurseries (Suncrest Nurseries/Watsonville, CA)
Hishtil Nurseries (Suncrest Nurseries/Watsonville, CA)
Jaldety Nurseries (Suncrest Nurseries/Watsonville, CA)
Nir Nurseries (Suncrest Nurseries/Watsonville, CA)
Watch for a second slideshow on the Northern Region stops that includes Bailey Nurseries, Cultivaris, Sunset Western/Southern Living Plant Collections, Ernst Benary of America, Hem Genetics, Thompson & Morgan, American Takii, and Hilverdakooij.