March 29 - April 2

What to expect at the California Spring Trials?

In less than two weeks, from March 29 - April 2, the California Spring Trials will be held again. This year, there will be 9 locations on the California coast to visit where nearly 40 breeders will present their new, potential, and existing varieties. So, what will be on display? Below is a sneak peek of some breeders and participating companies.

Viking® Explorer

Sakata is featuring the best in seed and vegetative genetics displayed in inspirational applications throughout the company's Salinas, California greenhouse. This year's theme, 'Bring Color to Every Season,' illustrates Sakata's versatile and outstanding products focused on three-season longevity, extensive color array, and exceptional garden performance. One of their products on display is Viking® begonia. To see what more will be on display, click here

Plant Development Services
In 2023, Plant Development Services, Inc. (PDSI) reaches some key milestones as the company debuts their innovative plant collection, BetterBoxwood®, and showcases top-performing new varieties from their celebrated family of brands. Click here to learn more about their family of brands which will be on display at their location at the Santa Barbara Polo Club, 3300 Via Real, in Carpinteria. 

Danziger in Gilroy will also have several new varieties on display. At CAST, visitors will see new for 2024 genetics as well as new growing programs and retail display concepts. One of their new varieties for 2024 is Colobri™ Spark Purple Calibrachoa. It is a variety with a new unique pattern that Danziger is adding to the Colibri™ Calibrachoa series.

"Colobri Spark Purple features a sunburst-style eye that adds depth and intrigue. This early flowering, controlled growth series requires very little PGRs, making it the perfect choice for small pot production and tidy hanging baskets", the breeder says. Eager to see more varieties? Watch their video above.

Granvia Gold

Quality Cuttings 
At Quality Cuttings, also several new additions for 2023-2024 will be on display, and the Granvia Series of Suntory is one of them. "Granvia is much more impressive than a standard bracteantha. Full, vigorous plants and flowers are twice the size! Stunning in landscape beds and large patio pots. Resistant to mildew. Grow in gallon pots or larger", they say. Quality Cuttings will present their products at Green Fuse Botanicals in Somis. 

Click here to see all participating breeders. 

Click here to see all locations.

Reservation required
Eager to visit the companies and locations? Registration is required. Request your individual appointments with the Book Now link at each location. 

For more information:
California Spring Trials 2023

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