California Spring Trials
Saturday, April 9 – Thursday, April 14, 2016

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 14 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 will open this fall. 

Future Dates
April 1-6, 2017
April 14-19, 2018

Participating companies organized by region. 

Proven Winners 
(at Kirigin Cellars Winery)
April 9-14: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
11550 Watsonville Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020
Direction/Question Contact: Kerry Meyer (kerry@provenwinners.com)
Phone: (573) 477-9420
Registration: CAST On-line Registration

Syngenta Flowers, Inc.
April 9-14: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2280 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020
Direction/Question Contact: (spring.trials@sygnenta.com)
Phone: (800) 427-1896
Registration: CAST On-line Registration

Ernst Benary of America Inc
April 9-14: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
195 Paulsen Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Direction/Question Contact: Ann Robson (CAST2015@benary.com)
Phone: (831) 288-2803

Registration: CAST On-line Registration

Danziger ‘Dan’ Flower Farm
(at Headstart Nursery)
April 9-14:
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 9-14: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
750 Casserly Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Including:

  • Cohen/Cultivaris/Hishtil/Jaldety/MPS/Sunset Western Garden Collection

Direction/Question Contact: April Herring-Murray (packtrials@ppandl.net)
Phone: (831) 768-6319
Registration: CAST On-line Registration

Speedling 
April 9-13: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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: Bonnie Marshall (bmarshall@speedling.com)
Tel: (352) 316-0264
Registration: CAST On-line Registration

Golden State Bulb Growers
April 9-14: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
3060 Hilltop Rd
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Direction/Question Contact: Ashley Nally or Teresa Lopez (gsbgcast@goldenstatebulb.com)
Phone: (831) 728-0500
Registration: CAST On-line Registration

Sakata 
April 9-13: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 14: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
103 Boronda Rd
Salinas, CA 93908
Including:

American Takii
April 9-14: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
301 Natividad Rd
Salinas, CA 93906
Including:

  • HMA Plants/OHP Inc

Direction/Question Contact: Julia Paul (springtrials@takii.com)
Phone: (831) 443-4901
Registration: CAST On-line Registration

HilverdaKooij BV
April 9-14: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
301 Natividad Rd
Salinas, CA 93906
Direction/Question Contact: Jeroen de Kuijer (jeroen.dekuijer@hilverdakooij.nl)
Phone: +31 6 53172387
Registration: CAST On-line Registration

Floricultura
April 9-14: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
25425 Esperanza Rd 
Salinas, CA 93908
Including:

  • Beekenkamp/PAC-Elsner/Plug Connection/Westhoff

Direction/Question Contact: Robyn Foreman (robyn@blueskyecreative.com)
Phone: (760) 419-1772
Registration: CAST On-line Registration

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