Heat and drought tolerance, compactness, uniformity, early and long flowering, disease resistance, beautiful flowers and leaves, and so on. All characteristics that are important and highlighted during the California Spring Trials, which is taking place this week.
The event was formerly known as Pack Trials, where breeders showcased their varieties for a period of 2 weeks, and for several years now, it has been a 5-day event. This year, it started last Wednesday, March 29, and will run till April 2. Growers, distributors, retailers, and more industry professionals from all over the country and abroad are finding their way to the 10 locations on the California coast.
There are tons of varieties on display, and we have already posted several pictures this week, and on Monday, April 3, we will publish the full photo report, providing a good impression of the event. So stay tuned for more pictures, but for now, here is another sneak peek.
Headstart Nursery in Gilroy, showing their high-quality plug and liner products to the InFlora Cut Flowers team of Express Seed Company. More about the trip of Express Seed's team later on FloralDaily.
At Sakata in Salinas, Kris Carlsson from Sakata and Scott Rusch from Express, holding the new Supercal Premiun Red Maple. As said, more about their Express' trip and pictures later on FloralDaily.
Asaf Cohen of Cohen Propagation Nurseries at the Suncrest Nurseries in Watsonville.
Video of Cohen's Display.
Also, at Suncrest Nurseries, Asaf and Nitzan Nir of Nir Nursery.
More pictures of the breeding- and participating companies, displays, locations, and varieties will be posted in a photo report on Monday. And feel free to send in your picture(s) if you are participating or visiting the event.
Click here for more information about all participating breeders.
Click here for more information about the locations.
To visit the companies, registration is required. You can request individual appointments with the Book Now link for each location.
For more information:
California Spring Trials 2023