Mark Your Calendars For The 2016 California Spring Trials

California Coast

2016 California Spring Trials will be held from Saturday, April 9 through Thursday, April 14. As you plan your trip, make sure to call ahead to schedule appointments with each trial site. You can find contact and registration information at horticultureevents.com/CAST and check americanhort/springtrials.com for updates. Appointments can be scheduled on the Horticulture Events website for a select number of breeders; others require you to contact them directly.

Generally, most locations are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, check the schedules on the Horticulture Events website as opening and closing times may vary.

Dümmen Orange will again have two locations this year, and Suntory will join GroLink. EuroAmerican Propagators will return to its home location in Bonsall, CA, and hold an open house April 7-9, which will include in-ground trials from several breeders. Floranova and Vegetalis have opted out this year due to the opening of the new Floranova research site in Chile. Finally, note that Proven Winners is moving from the Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz to the Kirigin Cellars Winery in Gilroy.

Northern Region

1. Proven Winners (Kirigin Cellars Winery, Gilroy, CA)
2. Syngenta Flowers (Gilroy, CA)
3. Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm (Headstart Nursery, Gilroy, CA)
4. Pacific Plug & Liner (Watsonville, CA)
Includes Cohen, Cultivaris, Hishtil, Jaldety, MPS, and Sunset Western Garden Collection
5. Ernst Benary of America (Watsonville, CA)
Includes Volmary
6. Speedling, Inc. (San Juan Bautista, CA)
Includes ABZ Seeds, Hem Genetics, Plant Source International, Inc., Thompson & Morgan, and Vista Farm
7. Golden State Bulb Growers (Moss Landing, CA)
8. American Takii (Salinas, CA)
Includes OHP, Inc., and HilverdaKooij BV
9. Sakata Seed America (Salinas, CA)
Includes MasterTag and Summit Plastics
10. Floricultura (Salinas, CA)
Includes Beekenkamp, Westflowers (Westhoff), PAC-Elsner, and Plug Connection

Central Region

11. Ball Horticultural Company (Santa Paula, CA)
Includes Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Burpee Home Gardens, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Seed, PanAmerican Seed, Morel Diffusion, Selecta, and Wave
12. Dümmen Orange, Location 1 (BarrelHouse Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA)
13. Dümmen Orange, Location 2 (Edna Valley Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, CA)
14. EuroAmerican Propagators (Bonsall, CA)
15. HGTV HOME Plant Collection (San Luis Obispo, CA)
16. Green Fuse Botanicals (Santa Paula, CA)
17. GroLink Plant Company (Oxnard, CA)
Includes Ameriseed, Ammerlaan, Athena Brazil, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Flamingo Holland, Florist Holland, Gediflora, Hort Couture, Plant Haven, Royal Van Zanten, Schoneveld Breeding, Skagit Gardens, Suntory Flowers, and Vivero Internacional
18. Windmill Nursery (Buellton, CA)
Includes Terra Nova Nurseries, McConkey, Kientzler, Pelemix, and more

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