2015 California Spring Trials Are Just Around The Corner

2015 California Spring Trials Are Just Around The Corner

The 2015 California Spring Trials will be held from Saturday, April 11 through Thursday, April 16. Generally, most locations are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, check the schedules at HorticultureEvents.com/CAST as opening and closing times may vary. As you’re making your plans, be aware that you must schedule appointments with each trial site. Contact information and registration are available at HorticultureEvents.com/CAST. You can also schedule appointments on the website for a select number of breeders; others require you to contact them directly.

You will notice that there are two locations for Dümmen this year, as well as a separate location for HGTV Home Plant Collection. The Northern Region includes 10 stops and the Central region includes nine. However, several stops include multiple breeders.


Northern Region

Proven Winners
(Chaminade Resort and Spa, Santa Cruz, Calif.)

Syngenta Flowers (Gilroy, Calif.)

Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
(Headstart Nursery, Gilroy, Calif.)

Pacific Plug & Liner and Cultivaris (Watsonville, Calif.)
Includes Cohen, Hishtil, Jaldety, MPS and Sunset Western Garden Collection

Ernst Benary of America (Watsonville, Calif.)
Includes Volumary. Register at [email protected] or contact Ann Robson ([email protected]) for an appointment.

Speedling, Inc. (San Juan Bautista, Calif.)
Includes ABZ Seeds, Florensis, Hem Genetics, Plant Source International, Inc., Thompson & Morgan and Vista Farms

Golden State Bulb Growers (Moss Landing, Calif.)

American Takii (Salinas, Calif.)
Includes OHP, Inc., and HilverdaKooij B.V.

Sakata (Salinas, Calif.)
Includes MasterTag

Westhoff, Beekenkamp and Plug Connection (Floricultura, Salinas, Calif.)

Central Region

Ball Horticultural Co. (Santa Paula, Calif.)
Includes Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Ball Ornamentals, Burpee Home Gardens, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Pro Seeds, PanAmerican Seed, Nature’s Source and Selecta First Class

Dümmen Group, Location 1 (BarrelHouse Brewing Co., Paso Robles, Calif.)
Includes Ecke, Oro, Fides, Oglevee and Bartels
Contact: Diane Surette ([email protected])

Dümmen Group, Location 2 (Edna Valley Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Includes Red Fox
Contact: Diane Surette ([email protected])

EuroAmerican Propagators and Suntory Flowers (Ventura Botanical Gardens, Ventura, Calif.)

Floranova and Vegetalis (Lompoc, Calif.)
Contact: Ashley Ransbottom ([email protected])

HGTV HOME Plant Collection (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Contact Allie Beukema ([email protected]) for an appointment.

Greenfuse Botanicals, Inc. (Santa Paula, Calif.)

GroLink Plant Company (Oxnard, Calif.)
Includes Athena Brazil, Flamingo Holland, Florensis, Florist Holland, Hort Couture, Plant Haven, Royal Van Zanten, Schoneveld Breeding, Ameriseed and Vivero

PAC-Elsner, Terra Nova Nurseries, McConkey, Kientzler, Pelemix (Windmill Nursery, Buellton, Calif.)

Skagit Gardens (at GroLink, Oxnard, Calif.)
Contact: Terry Berger ([email protected])