California Spring Trials

Saturday, April 1 – Thursday, April 6, 2017

The California Spring Trials is an annual weeklong event held at various locations throughout the state. 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. AmericanHort organizes and supports the development and execution of the annual California Spring Trials as a valuable and unique industry event.   
The official dates are through April 6 but the closing date may vary at some locations (as noted). Most locations are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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.

Registration opens Monday, January 16th.

Future Dates

April 14-19, 2018

Participating companies organized by region. 

Proven Winners 
(at Kirigin Cellars Winery)
April 1-6: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
11550 Watsonville Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020
Contact: Kerry Meyer (kerry@provenwinners.com)
Phone: (573) 477-9420

Syngenta Flowers, Inc.
April 1 - 6, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., by appointment 
2280 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020
Contact: (spring.trials@sygnenta.com)
Phone: (800) 427-1896

Ernst Benary of America Inc
April 1-6: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
195 Paulsen Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Contact: Ann Robson (CAST2015@benary.com)
Phone: (831) 288-2803

 

Danziger ‘Dan’ Flower Farm
(at Headstart Nursery)
April 1-6:
4860 Monterey Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020
Including:

Registration and Directions:
Danziger ‘Dan’ Flower Farm
Contact: Dana Fernandez or Sharon Israel (fdana@danziger.co.il or sharon@danziger.co.il)
Phone: (616) 899-2197 or +31 971 3 9602509

Pacific Plug & Liner
April 1-6: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
750 Casserly Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Including:

  • Bailey Nurseries, HMA Plants, branded plant collections Encore, Southern Living Plant Collection, and Sunset Western Garden Collection

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

Speedling
April 1-5: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
April 6: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
2640 San Juan Highway 
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Including:

  • ABZ Seeds/Hem Genetics/Plant Source International/Thompson & Morgan/Vista Farms

Direction/Question Contact:
Contact: Liz Wilhelm (lwilhelm@speedling.com)
Tel: (352) 316-0264

Sakata 
April 1-6: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
103 Boronda Rd
Salinas, CA 93908
Including:

  • MasterTag and Summit Plastics

Contact: Jiana Escobar (jescobar@sakata.com)
Phone: (408) 782-8379

American Takii
April 1-6: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
301 Natividad Rd
Salinas, CA 93906
Including:

  • HMA Plants

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

HilverdaKooij BV
April 1-6: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
301 Natividad Rd
Salinas, CA 93906
v Jeroen de Kuijer (jeroen.dekuijer@hilverdakooij.nl)
Phone: +31 6 53172387

Mycorrhizal Applications
April 1-6: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
301 Natividad Rd
Salinas, CA 93906
Contact: Jordan Grow (Jordon.Grow@mycorrhizae.com)
Phone: (541) 476-3985

OHP, Inc.
April 1-6: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
301 Natividad Rd
Salinas, CA 93906
Contact: Dave Barcel (dbarcel@ohp.com)

Floricultura
April 2-5: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
25425 Esperanza Rd 
Salinas, CA 93908
Including:

  • Beekenkamp/Flamingo Holland/Gediflora/PAC-Elsner/Plug Connection/Westhoff

Contact: Chris Berg (info@blueskyecreative.com)
Phone: (805) 509-0382

Rancho Espinoza 
April 1 - 6, by appointment only 
29285 Chualar Road 
Chualar, CA 93925
Contact: Adrian Espinoza 
Phone: (831) 262-2463  

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