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PanAmerican Seed held the 21th Pack Trial in Xi’an China

"In late Spring, when everything grows, we gathered in Xi'an, the capital of ancient China to hold the 21st PanAmerican Seed Pack Trial. The Pack Trial was held in Xi'an Botanical Garden from May 10th to 12th, with the theme of "PanAmerican Seed enchants Xi'an, painting the Botanical Garden with a profusion of blooms, the total area of more than 10,000 m2, including 7,800 m2 of field exhibition area.

This is the first time that PanAmerican Seed has settled the Pack Trial in Xi'an, and the successful holding of this event not only provides a rich demonstration for the application of landscape in Xi'an and even the whole northwest region, but also provides more choices of flower varieties to local customers," says PanAmerican Seed.

The pack trial is divided into two sections: the field application display area and the professional display area, which contain annuals, perennials, vegetables, etc. with a total of nearly 200 seed and vegetative products. "These include the first seed-propagated InterImpatiens 'SolarScape', Impatiens 'Beacon', which is highly resistant to downy mildew; the new disease-resistant Vinca 'Titanium', 'ColorRush' Petunia that grows vigorously and performs well in the garden, 'Bee's Knee', the first vegetative Petunia with pure yellow color; Angelonia 'Archangel', which can resist extreme heat and humid environments, and various types of Coleus including 'FlameThrower' series of small-leaved but colorful foilage. Among them, the AAS winner 'SolarScape' Pink Jewel," PanAmerican Seed elaborates.

According to PanAmerican Seed, the field application display area mainly consists of the individual product exhibition and the best-selling product exhibition. Growers and customers can see the characteristics of the products and the performances of application. When you enter the Xi'an Botanical Garden you see the display strip which consist of 88 individual plants, transplanted in small square shapes, showing the performance of each variety in the field.

On the opposite of the individual product display area is the PanAmerican Seed best-selling product display area. "The biggest 'SolarScape' display in the world which contains individual and mixture color. The 'SolarScape' series with high performance and low price and mainstream colors similar to vegetative variety have been unanimously recognized by customers,"the company comments.

In addition, the Salvia group, Mix of Coleus and Coreopsis, Begonia group, different series of Osteospermum all have a showcase. They add: "We would like to show the growers and landscapers how the color, plant habit and performance are, as well as their local adaptability in Xi'an. At the same time, we also hope that through these displays, we can inspire visitors' creativity and inspiration and provide them with more choices and references for their gardening design and applications.

At the entrance of our professional exhibition area there is a huge envelope and a Ball's rainbow chair. One letter and one chair welcome visitors from all over the world, gathering our customers and friends from all over the world. A 'Sky line' corridor runs through the entire professional display area. Here has divided you into 12 small sections. You can enjoy each scene at every step. We have specially created different scenes for each variety. Expect to leave a deep impression of the species on every viewer, remember them by our displays."

The company adds: "PanAmerican Plant is a brand that represents vegetative products in China, encompassing the offerings of Ball FloraPlant (BFP) and Darwin Perennials. The vibrant yellow 'Bee's Knee' Petunia and the rain-resistant 'ColorRush' Petunia series, both from BFP, have emerged as captivating highlights, infusing the scene with their dazzling hues. The Angelonia 'Archangel' series offers customers an expanded selection of heat-tolerant varieties. This year, Darwin Perennials also unveiled several exceptional cultivars, including Coreopsis 'Uptick' in two new vivid colors boasting an exceptionally prolonged flowering period. Additionally showcased were Lavandula 'Primavera', which blooms in early April, along with Echinacea 'Double Scoop' featuring highly double flowers and robust branching."

In addition, the products tomato 'Siam' and new Basil 'Bonsai' have also appeared one after another in Xi'an. PanAmerican Seed states that the combination of flowers and vegetables has allowed more products to enter the consumer market, providing more ideas to new retailers.

They explain: "With the rapid development of technology, we are gradually entering a new era of digitalization. In this era, traditional paper catalogs are gradually being replaced by electronic devices. In order to adapt to this trend, this Pack Trial not only brought a variety of flower varieties, but also officially launched the Ball Mini Program (Ball China) for the first time. The release of the Ball Mini Program marks an important step towards digitalization for us. Through this mini program, customers can more easily find and understand our varieties. It not only contains rich product information, but also provides online communication and consulting services, providing customers with a new interactive experience. It is also a kind of sustainable for horticulture industry."

During the same period of the Pack Trial, various professional lectures on product promotion, landscape trends and other special topics were held to share the trends in the horticulture industry. They conclude: "We hope that under the witness of this profound city, and with the support of the Belt and Road policy, PanAmerican Seed can better serve the flower landscape and retail market around northwest region in the next 20 years together with Xi'an Ruifeng plug company."

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