California Spring Trials
Saturday, April 11 – Thursday, April 16, 2015

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.

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. Click here to visit the online reservation system to schedule your appointments.

The official dates are through April 16 but the closing date may vary at some locations (as noted). Most locations are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Participating companies organized by trial region. 


1. Dümmen NA, Inc.  
    Includes Red Fox
    (at Edna Valley Vineyard)
    2585 Biddle Ranch Road
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    Contact: Diane Surette
    Email: d.surette@dummengroup.com
    Tel: (630) 212-1276
2. HGTV HOME Plant Collectionmc
    (at Edna Valley Vineyard)
    2585 Biddle Ranch Road
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    Contact: Sarah Hayes
    Email: shayes@agricolamanagement.com
    Tel: (615) 457-0000
3. Floranova 4. Kientzler, McConkey, PAC-Elsner, Pelemix, and Terra Nova
    (at Windmill Nursery)
    925 West Highway 246
    Buellton, CA 93427
    Contact: Marc Englert
    Email: marc@florep.com
    Tel: 805-850-8839
5. Ball Horticultural Company
    Ball FloraPlant, Ball Ingenuity, Ball Ornamentals, Burpee Home Gardens, Darwin Perennials, Kieft Seed, PanAmerican Seed, Morel Diffusion, Selecta, and Wave
    335 South Briggs Road
    Santa Paula, CA 93060
    Contact: Janessa Bender
    Email: jbender@panamseed.com
    Tel: (630) 588-3187
6. Dümmen NA, Inc
    Includes Bartels, Ecke, Fides, Oglevee, and Oro
    (at BarrelHouse Brewing Co.)
    3055 Limestone Way
    Paso Robles, CA 93446
    Contact: Diane Surette
    Email: d.surette@dummengroup.com
    Tel: (630) 212-1276

7. Green Fuse Botanicals, Inc. (includes others)
    Includes Ecke Ranch and Fides Oro, Inc.
    15245 Telegraph Road
    Santa Paula, CA 93060
    Contact: Lorena Castro-Craven
    Email: lcc@green-fuse.com
    Tel: (310) 458-3580

8. EuroAmerican and Suntory
    (at Ventura Botanical Gardens)
    501 Poli Street
    Ventura, CA 93001
    Contact: Ginny Williams
    Email: gwilliams@pweuro.com
    Tel: (888) 323-0730 ext. 237
9. GroLink Plant Company, Inc. (includes others)
    Includes Ameriseed, Inc., Athena Brazil, Gediflora, Hort Couture, Florist Holland, Flamingo Holland, Plant Haven, Royal Van Zanten, Schoneveld Breeding, Skagit Gardens, and Vivero Internacional
    4107 West Gonzales Road
    Oxnard, CA 93036
    Contact: Yasmin Jafroodi
    Email: yasmin@grolink.com
    Tel: (800) 451-6319


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1. Proven Winners

    (at the Chaminade Resort and Spa)
    1 Chaminade Lane
    Santa Cruz, CA 95065
    Contact: Kerry Meyer
    Email: kerry@provenwinners.com
    Tel: (573) 477-9420

2. Syngenta Flowers 3. Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm
    (at Headstart Nursery)
    4860 Monterey Road
    Gilroy, CA 95020
    Contact: Sharon Israel
    Email: Sharon@danziger.co.il
    Tel: (877) 249-9705
4. Pacific Plug & Liner (includes others)
    Includes Cohen, Cultivaris, Hishtil, Jaldety, MPS, and Sunset Western Garden Collection
    750 Casserly Road
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    Contact: April Herring
    Email: packtrials@ppandl.net
    Tel: (831) 768-6319
5. Ernst Benary of America
    195 Paulsen Road
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    Contact: Ann Robson
    Email: CAST2015@benary.com
    Tel: (831) 288-2803

6. Speedling, Inc. (includes others)
    Includes ABZ Seeds, Florensis, Greenex USA, Inc., Hem Genetics, Plant Source International, Inc., Thompson & Morgan, and Vista Farms
    2640 San Juan Highway
    San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
    Contact: Kathy Enders
    Email: kenders@speedling.com
    Tel: (630) 391-2832

7. Golden State Bulb Growers
    3060 Hiltop Road
    Moss Landing, CA 95039
    Contact: Teresa Lopez or Monique Wilson
    Email: gsbgcast@goldenstatebulb.com
    Tel: (831) 728-0500 ext. 254
8. American Takii (includes others)
    Includes OHP, Inc. and HilverdaKooij B.V.
    9. Sakata (includes others)
      Includes MasterTag
      103 Boronda Road
      Salinas, CA 93907
      Contact: Sarah Cornaggia
      Email: scornaggia@sakata.com
      Tel: (408) 782-5398
    10. Beekenkamp, Westhoff, and Plug Connection

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