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California Spring Trials

Saturday, April 11, 2015 through Thursday, April 16, 2015

The California Spring Trials (CAST) event includes many of the leading plant breeders, growers, and suppliers showcasing their plant varieties and new products. Formerly known as the “Pack Trials,” attendees use the event as an opportunity to get an early look at products and to learn directly from producers the recommended growing and retail strategies.

The California Spring Trials is an annual week-long event held at various locations throughout the state and is not open to the general public. It is for businesses and their employees associated with the horticulture industry. The event is a launching ground for some of the newest plant varieties, signage and packaging products, and merchandising programs and concepts. In addition, many locations include PGR experiments, outdoor trialing, and technical information and help.

If you are interested in visiting any of the locations, it is recommended (and sometimes required) that you make a reservation. There is no fee to participate. You can view the location schedule and register for each location using the links below.

The official dates are April 11 thru April 16 but some locations but the closing date may vary at some locations (as noted). Most locations are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Transportation and logistics are the responsibility of the attendee.

Event Location
Multiple Locations throughout California

2015 CAST Locations

Central California

Ball Horticultural Company

Ball Horticultural Company

Contact: Janessa Bender
(630)588-3187
springtrials@panamseed.com

Includes Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Ball Ornamentals, Burpee Home Gardens, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Seed, PanAmerican Seed, Morel Diffusion, Selecta, and Wave....

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dümmen group at BarrelHouse Brewing Co.

dümmen group at BarrelHouse Brewing Co.

Contact: Diane Surette
(630)212-1276
d.surette@dummengroup.com

Featuring Ecke, Oro, Fides, Oglevee & Bartels. By appointment only.

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dümmen group at Edna Valley

dümmen group at Edna Valley

Contact: Diane Surette
(630)212-1276
d.surette@dummengroup.com

Features RED FOX. By appointment only.

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EuroAmerican and Suntory at Ventura Botanical Gardens

EuroAmerican and Suntory at Ventura Botanical Gardens

Contact: Ginny Williams
(888) 323-0730
CAST2014@pweuro.com

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Floranova

Floranova

Contact: Ashley Ransbottom
(574) 594-9284
aransbottom@floranova.com

Contact Ashley directly to schedule your visit.

FLOREP at Windmill Nursery

FLOREP at Windmill Nursery

Contact: Marc Englert
(805) 850-8839
marc@florep.com

Includes:

PAC-Elsner  |  Terra Nova Nurseries  |  Kientzler  |  Pelemix  |  McConkey
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Green Fuse Botanicals, Inc

Green Fuse Botanicals, Inc

Contact: Lorena Castro-Craven
(310)458-3580
lccraven@green-fuse.com

Green Fuse Botanicals offers innovative vegetative plant breeding in annuals, perennials (First Light™ Perennials) and Lifestyle Plants™ (Echeveria Coral Re...
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GroLink Plant Company & Others

GroLink Plant Company & Others

Contact: Yasmin Jafroodi
(800)451-6319
yasmin@grolink.com

Also Includes: Ameriseed, Inc. | Athena Brazil | Gediflora ! Florist | Flamingo Holland | Hort Couture | Plant  Haven | Royal Van Zanten | Schoneveld Breeding |...

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HGTV HOME Plant Collection

HGTV HOME Plant Collection

Contact: Allie Beukema
(615)690-7834
abeukema@agricolamanagement.com

Skagit Gardens

Skagit Gardens

Contact: Terry Berger
(800) 334-1719
tberger@skagitgardens.com

 

Northern California

(at Floricultura)

(at Floricultura)

Contact: Christine Labrador
(760)631-0992
christine@plugconnection.com

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American Takii with HilverdaKooij B.V. and OHP.

American Takii with HilverdaKooij B.V. and OHP.

Contact: Julia Paul
(831)443-4901
springtrials@takii.com

New varieties on display will include the 2015 AAS national winners, Petunia F1 Trilogy Red, and Salvia Summer Jewel White. Our displays include specific information...

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Danziger Flower Farm

Danziger Flower Farm

Contact: Sharon Israel
(616)899-2197
sharon@danziger.co.il

Danziger invites you to view our 2015-16 new varieties. We have expanded our display area by a third. All are welcome, large groups please pre-register. Hours are Sat.-...
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Ernst Benary of America

Ernst Benary of America

Contact: Ann Robson
(831)288-2803
CAST2015@benary.com

Also includes Volmary. Please register at benary.com

Golden State Bulb Growers

Golden State Bulb Growers

Contact: Teresa Lopez
(831)728-0500
gsbgcast@goldenstatebulb.com

World market leader in colored calla lily breeding and production, Golden State Bulb Growers are known for their superior flower bulb brands; Callafornia Callas, AmeriH...
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Pacific Plug & Liner (includes others)

Pacific Plug & Liner (includes others)

Contact: April Herring
(831)768-6319
packtrials@ppandl.net

Includes Cohen, Cultivaris, Hishtil, Jaldety, MPS, and Sunset Western Garden Collection.

Don't miss out on exciting new pr...

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Proven Winners

Proven Winners

Contact: Kerry Meyer
(573)477-9420
kerry@provenwinners.com

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Sakata

Sakata

Contact: Sarah Cornaggia
(408)782-5317
scornaggia@sakata.com

Be sure to stop by to see our new introductions. MasterTag will also be displaying at our facility. We hope to see you soon.

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Speedling, Inc. (includes others)

Speedling, Inc. (includes others)

Contact: Kathy Enders
(630)391-2832
kenders@speedling.com

Also includes ABZ Seeds, Florensis, Hem Genetics, Plant Source International, Inc., Thompson & Morgan, Vista Farms

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Syngenta Flowers

Syngenta Flowers

Contact: Melanie Fernandes
(800)427-1896
spring.trials@syngenta.com