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California Spring Trials

Saturday, April 9, 2016 through Thursday, April 14, 2016

The California Spring Trials 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 9th thru April 14th 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

2016 CAST Locations

Central California

Ball Horticultural Company

Ball Horticultural Company

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

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

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Dümmen Orange at BarrelHouse Brewing Co.

Dümmen Orange at BarrelHouse Brewing Co.

Contact:
614-850-9551
CAST@DummenOrange.com

By appointment only.

Dümmen Orange at Edna Valley

Dümmen Orange at Edna Valley

Contact:
614-850-9551
CAST@DummenOrange.com

By appointment only.

FLOREP at Windmill Nursery

FLOREP at Windmill Nursery

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

Terra Nova, Kientzler, KiwiFlora, Pelemix Coir, McConkey, Smither's Oasis, Dramm, Ginegar

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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

Ameriseed, Inc., Athena Brazil, Gediflora, Hort Couture, Florist Holland, Flamingo Holland, Plant Haven, Royal Van Zanten, Schoneveld Breeding, Suntory Flowers, Aamm...

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HGTV HOME Plant Collection

HGTV HOME Plant Collection

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

Northern California

American Takii

American Takii

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

New varieties on display will include the 2016 AAS winner, Salvia Summer Jewel Lavender. Our displays include specific information for growers, as well as marketing ...

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Beekenkamp, Westflowers, PAC-Elsner, and Plug Connection

Beekenkamp, Westflowers, PAC-Elsner, and Plug Connection

Contact: Robyn Foreman
(760)419-1772
robyn@blueskyecreative.com

Westhoff, PAC, Beekenkamp and Plug Connection Join Forces for California Spring Trials. Floricultura in Salinas, California will be the host site for Westhoff, PAC Bee...
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Danziger 'Dan' Flower Farm

Danziger 'Dan' Flower Farm

Contact: Sharon Israel
(877) 249-9705
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 Sa...

Ernst Benary of America

Ernst Benary of America

Contact: Ann Robson
(831)288-2803
CAST2016@benary.com

Also includes Volmary. Come see our new introductions and have fun with us at the most exciting trials on the coast. We look forward to your visit...

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Golden State Bulb Growers

Golden State Bulb Growers

Contact: Ashley Nally
(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, Ame...

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HilverdaKooij B.V.

HilverdaKooij B.V.

Contact: Jeroen de Kuijer
0031653172387
jeroen.dekuijer@hilverdakooij.nl

HilverdaKooij is breeding pot varieties and we are NEW on the Sping Trails. So come and see our Intcancha (pot alstroemeria), Beauties, Odessa and Sunflor, all differen...
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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 - Includes MasterTag and Summit Plastics

Sakata - Includes MasterTag and Summit Plastics

Contact: Jiana Escobar
(408)782-5379
jescobar@sakata.com

Be sure to stop by to see our new introductions. MasterTag and Summit Plastics 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: Bonnie Marshall
(352)316-0264
bmarshall@speedling.com

Includes ABZ Seeds, Hem Genetics, Plant Source International, Inc., Thompson & Morgan, and Vista Farms

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Syngenta Flowers

Syngenta Flowers

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

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