2018 California Spring Trials Central/Northern Preview: Cultivaris, Hem Genetics, Hilverdakooij, Kientzler, Terra Nova Nurseries, and Westhoff

California Spring Trials 2018 features the newest ornamental and vegetable varieties that breeders will soon be introducing to the market. Greenhouse Grower Editors Laura Drotleff and Janeen Wright, along with Contributing Editor Allan Armitage and Andrew Scheldorf, winner of the Dr. Allan Armitage Scholarship for the Ornamental Spring Trials, will soon be in California, sharing the latest varieties with you and keeping you current on the latest news and marketing ideas.

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.


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.

This slideshow covers some of the stops in the Central Region and the Northern Region:

Kientzler (Windmill Nursery, Buellton, CA) – Central Region
Terra Nova Nurseries (Windmill Nursery, Buellton, CA) – Central Region

Cultivaris (Pacific Plug & Liner, Watsonville, CA) – Northern Region
Hem Genetics (Salinas, CA) – Northern Region
Hilverdakooij (American Takii, Salinas, CA) – Northern Region
Westhoff (Floricultura, Salinas, CA) – Northern Region

In Case You Missed It:
California Spring Trials 2018 Northern Region Preview: Spring Meadow Nursery, Syngenta, Danziger, Cohen, Hishtil, Jaldety, Nir

California Spring Trials 2018 Northern Region Preview: Benary, American Takii, Sakata Ornamentals, Beekenkamp, and More

California Spring Trials 2018 Central Region Preview: Ball Horticultural, Dümmen Orange, PlantHaven, Suntory Flowers

2018 California Spring Trials Central Region Preview: Green Fuse Botanicals, Floranova, Vegetalis, Florist, Royal Van Zanten, Vivero Internacional